$1,000 tea infuser startup Teforia shuts down

Non è che proprio tutte le idee che ci vengono in mente vanno finanziate, eh.

In what the company is calling “a very difficult time for hardware companies in the smart kitchen space,” Tea infusion device startup Teforia is saying it is ceasing operations today, according to its website.

The above note about it being hard for hardware companies in the smart kitchen is likely a reference to devices like the now-defunct Juicero (which raised more than $100 million in venture financing). Teforia’s main product was an internet-connected tea infuser that could brew the pre-packaged teas from the startup, which it called “Sips.”

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The Zuckerberg Bargain

Un’ottima riflessione di Nick Heer. Con la scusa del “è comodo e lo usano tutti”, Facebook ha guadagnato una quantità esorbitante di potere, negli ultimi anni – e così anche Google.

Does it make sense for the future of the worldwide digital media economy to be decided by a few young men in California?

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Walk Like a Medieval

by Carmine Bussone

Anche l’abbigliamento è in qualche modo tecnologia.

Nel medioevo, le scarpe erano fatte diversamente e costringevano a camminare con un’andatura che – sebbene strana – risulterebbe più salutare per la nostra schiena.


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