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Smart wine aerator that lets you speed up decanting launches on Indiegogo

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

A couple months ago, we got a chance to try out Aveine’s Smart Wine Aerator — a strange nozzle you can put on top of a wine bottle that exposes the wine to different amounts of air as you pour, depending on how much you want to open up the flavor. We got to test it on some extremely cheap and bad wine that was being handed out for free at a trade show, and the Aerator, to my surprise, actually worked. It turned an undrinkable wine into one that was, at least, drinkable.

Now, Aveine has launched a campaign to crowdfund production of its Aerator on Indiegogo. The campaign launched yesterday and has already surpassed its $30,000 goal. Depending on how early you back, you’ll be able to get an Aerator for somewhere under $200; when the…

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Amazon reportedly wants to create checking accounts for teens

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

Amazon is in early discussions with banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Capital One Financial Corp. to create something akin to checking accounts that will be aimed at teenagers, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg.

While Amazon has been able to successfully market to millennials and older groups, those who are 18–24 have been elusive because they lack debit cards, tend to not have bank accounts, and choose to purchase items at physical stores, according to Bloomberg.

Last year, the company introduced Amazon Cash, a way for customers without credit, debit, or bank cards shop online. A barcode is generated on the Amazon website, which can then be displayed on a mobile device or printed out, and brought to a retailer like CVS…

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Dating app Bumble sues rival Match Group

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

(Reuters) – Dating app Bumble Trading Inc on Wednesday filed a U.S. lawsuit accusing rival Match Group Inc of fraud and trade secrets theft, escalating a court fight that has followed failed buyout talks.

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Chemi Peres of Pitango VC joins us at TechCrunch Tel Aviv, June 7

March 29, 2018 Alex 0

TechCrunch is returning to Tel Aviv on 7 June 2018 for a day-long conference, where we will be digging into one of Irael’s biggest tech strengths: mobility and everything that implies, from computer vision to autonomous driving.

Israeli tech is at the forefront of this new industry and we plan to bring industry leaders together to discuss the key issues. You should definitely Reserve your seat on right now.

Among the speakers coming will be Chemi Peres, managing general partner and co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s largest VC Group.

Among his many investment is Via, which provides shared rides for an affordable flat rate. Operating in NYC, D.C. and Chicago, Via is disrupting the way people move around cities. Using Via, a ride booked on your phone costs around the same or less than a bus, but is obviously on-demand transit on a mass scale.

Peres is also chairman of Al-Bawader, Israel’s first VC fund focused on the Israeli Minorities’ Sectors, and serves as chairman of..