The world in which we are living is moving at a throbbing pace. Many people have come up with brilliant ideas and innovations. Creativity and novelty is the need of the hour and the masses, especially the youth, is well-informed about this fact. The youth, at every place, has proved its vital prominence and the urge to bring about the much-needed changes. The gone decades and the present time has witnessed so many youngsters emerging with tremendous discoveries. So, let’s have a look at some of the new ideas that left everyone stupefied.
Well, who doesn’t know about Facebook because, at present, apparently, anyone who doesn’t have a Facebook account doesn’t have a life. Facebook has become a platform for the world to communicate and share their life to the rest of the world. Mark Zuckerberg established Facebook in 2004 at Harvard and he was just 20-years-old then.
Initially, Facebook was regarded as a lame idea but today, it has emerged as the most used social networking site. It is an online portal where you post statuses, pictures and can share anything that you are doing real time. Because of this whole new concept, Zuckerberg became a billionaire just at the age of 23. TIME magazine named Zuckerberg in the list of 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world. His average wealth till now is $44.6 billion.
This is a well renowned online shopping website and it is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, later diversifying to sell DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, and many others.The company was founded in 1994, spurred by what Bezos called his “regret minimization framework,” which described his efforts to fend off any regrets for not participating sooner in the Internet business boom during that time. In 1994, Bezos left his employment as vice-president of D. E. Shaw & Co., a Wall Street firm, and moved to Seattle. He began to work on a business plan for what eventually became Amazon.com. Bezos named this website after the world’s longest river amazon as he wanted this business to be as vast as the Amazon River. Amazon introduced people to online shopping and added a new dimension to e-commerce. Today, amazon’s net income is US$ 88.988 billion and deals in a wide range of products.
If you are going to travel to a different place and want to save the pain of reaching and then booking a hotel, then you must try OYO Rooms’ application. OYO Rooms is India’s largest branded network of hotels. 22-year-old, Ritesh Agarwal, is the Founder & CEO of OYO Rooms. Ritesh dropped out of academics to start a company which provided easy accommodation services. Being an avid traveler, he soon realized that the budget hospitality sector lacked predictability. Therefore, he started OYO Rooms in 2013 with the key proposition of offering affordable and standardized accommodation. OYO Rooms currently operates in more than 150 Indian cities including Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Mumbai and others. OYO Rooms at present provides services in major metros, regional hubs, leisure destinations and pilgrimage towns. According to a research carried out by CB Insights for The New York Times, OYO Rooms is among the companies that may be the next start-up unicorns. The company is backed by investors like the Softbank Group and Greenoaks. OYO Rooms provides standardized hotel rooms with features such as an air-conditioner, TV, complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi with 24×7 customer service support. One can also order beverages and request room service through the application.
In the world where social networking is at it’s heights, snapchat came as a whole new intriguing concept. Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as “Snaps”. Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps after which Snapchat claims they automatically get deleted from the company’s servers. Snapchat was started by Evan Spiegel and Brown as a project for one of Spiegel’s classes at Stanford University, where Spiegel was a product design major. Beginning under the name “Picaboo”, the duo later brought Bobby Murphy into the project to code the application. When Spiegel floated the idea in April 2011 in front of the product design class for his final project, classmates balked at the idea of impermanent photos. Snapchat was first launched in July 2011 under the name Picaboo in Spiegel’s father’s living room though the application was later renamed and re-launched under the name Snapchat. In mid-July 2013, a media report valued the company at US $860 million.
Flipkart is an e-commerce company and it deals in a vast range of products. It is based in Bengaluru and was started by two IIT alumni Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. They both worked for Amazon.com and left to create their new company incorporated in October 2007 as Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd. The first product they sold was the book Leaving Microsoft To Change The World. With dynamic skills and advertising, Flipkart managed to become an e-commerce giant and now owns a huge credit in popularizing online shopping in India. In September 2015, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal entered Forbes India Rich List debuting at the 86th position with a net worth of $1.3 billion each. Sachin Bansal got the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2012-2013 from Economic Times. Flipkart.com was also awarded the Young Turk of the Year at CNBC TV 18’s ‘India Business Leader Awards 2012’ (IBLA).
These inventions eased our day-to-day living and inspired the world with more ideas. The pioneers of all these companies embarked these creations through hard work and willingness. All of them started from a small platform and transferred their vision into reality. These people have proved that age is actually just a number and one just needs zeal and talent to create benchmarks.