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LifeDoor crowdfunds the production version of its fire-thwarting door-closer – TechCrunch

LifeDoor crowdfunds the production version of its fire-thwarting door-closer – TechCrunch At CES in January I was pleasantly surprised by the LifeDoor, a smart home gadget that’s actually worth having. These little boxes automatically close doors when smoke detectors go off, inhibiting the spread of fire and smoke. The company …

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Indiegogo expands its efforts to help Chinese startups reach global consumers – TechCrunch

Indiegogo expands its efforts to help Chinese startups reach global consumers – TechCrunch While crowdfunding company Indiegogo has been running a pilot program in China for the past couple years, it’s now building on those efforts with the launch of the Indiegogo China Global Fast-Track Program. CEO David Mandelbrot is in …

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Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London) – TechCrunch

Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London) – TechCrunch Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” …

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These AirPod Lookalikes Blend Bold Style With Slick Features

These AirPod Lookalikes Blend Bold Style With Slick Features No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. The Mobvoi Ticpods Free, currently in crowdfunding on Indiegogo, look remarkably similar to Apple’s fully wireless earbuds, the AirPods. Like the AirPods, the Ticpods boast a neat auto-pause feature which activates any time …

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Can SaaS principles transform political campaigns as we know them? – TechCrunch

In life, they say you get what you pay for. That is no less true in politics, which is fueled by campaign donations and lobbying dollars that move policy on every important issue under the sun. The disclosed expenditures of the DC lobbying industry are more than $3 billion per …

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Arbtr wants to create an anti-feed where users can only share one thing at a time – TechCrunch

At a time when the models of traditional social networks are being questioned, it’s more important than ever to experiment with alternatives. Arbtr is a proposed social network that limits users to sharing a single thing at any given time, encouraging “ruthless self-editing” and avoiding “nasty things” like endless feeds …

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