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Meet Pine, a Smartwatch That’s Actually Smart

Neptune

The Pebble smartwatch was the Kickstarter hit of 2012, raising over $10 million. The Bia sports watch for women was also a success, pulling in over $400,000. And MetaWatch raised over $300,000. All these watches are “smart” – they have apps, they can transfer data, and the Pebble and MetaWatch communicate with your phone – but they… Read more »




How Echoer Could Solve Your Retweet Problem

Echoer

Does your Twitter feed ever look like your friends are all conspiring to bore you with the same link, stealthily disguised by different URL shorteners? This is what I call the retweet problem: tweets around the same content can clog up your feed, wasting your precious 3-minute break for scanning Twitter. Echoer, a Montreal-based startup… Read more »




A Dose of Intellectual Honesty: Interview with Accelerator Head and Serial Entrepreneur Ben Yoskovitz

Ben Yoskovitz

Ben Yoskovitz is a founding partner at Year One Labs, an early-stage seed accelerator in Montreal. Last September, he and his three partners accepted their first class, including recent graduate and now seed-funded Localmind. Yoskovitz is a serial entrepreneur whose recruitment-software startup, Standout Jobs, was acquired in 2010. From running startups to advising new entrepreneurs,… Read more »


Curate Products You Love on Buyosphere

Buyosphere

Everything we do online is tracked.  It’s really creepy if you think about it.  But for someone who does a lot of online shopping like me, knowing your shopping history is floating around out there is scary.  Yes, you can get better recommendations, but your tastes and preferences are also really exposed to anyone and… Read more »