What are some competitors to omegle and chatroulette that are quite popular?
Right. So, we've looked at originators, which is a relatively young startup. And then there's an e-commerce company called Shopify. And another company, Envato Marketing, who work with Airbnb and other platforms to help brands discover and engage with influencers. And then of course, there's hundreds upon hundreds of start-ups all around the world. And when you include services from services like Clorox and all kinds of brands, they're adding talent fast. And I've seen founders there add as many as 10,000 talent daily. So it's a very, very strong and growing talent base. Now, what's important with a traditional start-up like ours is we have to scale really fast. And basically, we're like an Internet service provider. We have to have a lot of space to house all of our talent. And fortunately, the last 20 years or so, pretty much, have been a gold rush to find talent for our services.
And so over the last 20 years or so, we've been joined by a variety of new competitors, and in that time, we've seen: Web browsers become much faster; the cost of hosting a website goes up enormously; the bandwidth used for web applications goes up enormously; the cost of training programmers in Internet-based skills goes up enormously; and in-house R&D costs go down. And this has had a cascading effect. The last 20 years or so are probably the most rapid period of time in which most, if not all, of the world's population has changed web browsing habits. So this is a very interesting thing to look back on and say, look, we did this 20 years ago, and suddenly our competitors are starting to do this as well.
But of course, the biggest competitor right now is probably ourselves, because our pricing structure is not competitive. It's not really cutting-edge, and we haven't even launched. So we have to find other ways to solve these problems. And the way to do that is to say what the problem is, and then show that your solution is better than existing solutions. And that means doing three things: First, solving the pricing problem, finding the right pricing structure that works for you, and then also figuring out what the right pricing structure for all of the world's populations looks like.
So let's say we ended up with a better internet pricing structure than what we've got right now. And what that means is we would do three things. The first one is we would scale our pricing down. So if we were torent a gigabit of internet from Comcast, we would onlyrent it to a few thousand people. And that would give us a few thousand people to study the effects of the pricing structure. We would alsorent at a 20 megabit a second rate. So that would give us a good baseline to study the ripple effects of. We would then