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Ouriel Ohayon
tel aviv, Israel
co-founder @appsfire
Interests: mobile, apps, iphone, movies, piano, jazz
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A /that s what a billion dollar company should be able to do... B/ the simple answer > give an incentive to host who will do this on a regular basis (once a month every month which should be more than enough...). What incentive? lower Airbnb commission or something else
Toggle Commented May 13, 2013 on Airbnbroken at OurielOhayon
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Airbnb is supposed to disrupt the Hotel industry. Who will disrupt Airbnb? Because there is a lot to disrupt in this service that has a very poor conception from the user/renter point of view Yes, i know. Airbnb is super... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at OurielOhayon
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Every or nearly every single new service coming out to consumer has some sort of social layer where you need to "follow" people or topics in order to get fresh content updated all the time. That's how the web works... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at OurielOhayon
I don't know if those private valuations are right or not. But they should be an approximate ballpark and i focused only on the rock stars. it s likely those companies get acquired at some point. What this means is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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I have a lot of bluetooth devices connected to my iPhone and iPad. Mostly headsets, speakers or keyboards. They are getting really good these days. For example i love my logitech slim keyboard for the iPad or my new Parrot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at OurielOhayon
Fred Wilson has a terrific post on how the face of the Web, as a business is changing. It is harder to build mega web properties today than it used to be. And VC money is flocking more to new... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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Update: this is worse than i thought. now when you have one waiting message, you have to click twice to eraze it. One in your feed and once in your inbox. Totally stupid. Every new version of yammer app for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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I had a terrible experience trying to import my Facebook contacts to my iPhone. I thought that would improve things. Nope. It did the opposite Maybe this is related to the fact that i have many contacts. Maybe not. All... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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I am a huge fan of Dropbox. I have all my personal and professional files on it. I paid for the full hosting plan But something is broken on Dropbox: link sharing. It is too painful to share links. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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Can someone explain why no airline company is offering a trip option from Tel aviv to San Francisco. Israelis travel to the valley every week in hundreds and would fill a plane or more without any problem. Instead you have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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I recently ranted about the "Copy/Paste" PR attitude in the blogosphere. Yes, there are examples like those everyday. Everyone needs to make page views. But damn it. This is making the blogosphere a less and less interesting place to be.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at OurielOhayon
A friend of mine was asking me the other day if some companies in our field were making more money than we do with Appsfire. I answered "Of course, lots of them" He asked me, then why arn't you making... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at OurielOhayon
i have no doubt that Mashable is probably on the edge of getting acquired by CNN. This is something i anticipated a few months ago and CNN need page views (more than quality readers) But i feel struck by the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at OurielOhayon
What makes great web sites or apps great are not always what you can see and experience. Actually all the great apps i know have wonderful hidden features. Those are not features you need to search in order to enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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Apple is a fantastic enabler. It enabled thousands of developers to create great apps. It now will enable book publishers to create great educational books. Anyone with children around him knows the power of attraction an iPad (or tablet?) has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at OurielOhayon
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There was a time i was listening to music and only doing that. There was a time i was watching a movie and only doing that. There was a time i was reading a book and only doing that That... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at OurielOhayon
Sometimes you see an app on Android and you realize this is how things should be on iOS. This happens not so often. But device management, file management and anything that requires iTunes to manage your relation with your device... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at OurielOhayon
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One of the thing i am obsess about when i start something new is to find the pulse of what should be measured on a daily basis to gauge the progress. In a complex world, i believe in simple things... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at OurielOhayon
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Here is my problem and the simple solution I consume most of my emails on the mobile and many times i want to invite the person i am in touch with to linkedin. I want to be able to invite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at OurielOhayon
Something is happening with Gmail. Ever since they introduced Google+ the service has consistently underperformed. it just drives me nuts. It is slower, loads much slower, specially when this is a first time load. Recently they failed in launching their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at OurielOhayon
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Code name: TravelShopping.com Every once in a while I post what i believe can be a real business idea that I would do myself if I had the time to run it (but too busy to switch the on button).... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at OurielOhayon
i recently spoke in an event and was asked at the end "how do you keep yourself motivated as an entrepreneur?" It is easy to be motivated and passionate at launch. But how do you keep the fire going on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at OurielOhayon
Mike Arrington is leaving techcrunch. I knew that would happen at some point but not like that. i worked 3 years with him building Techcrunch France from scratch and contributing sometimes to Techcrunch.com. I experienced everything from real enjoyment to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at OurielOhayon
It is amazing to me that in 2011 it is still painful to correctly use your mac with hebrew for text editing. As a non israeli native i find it so complex to use in a same doc hebrew and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at OurielOhayon