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  • Set your face free with Mink: the world’s first 3D makeup printer

    Buying makeup can be an absolute nightmare, especially for those of us that just don’t fit into the limited selection of foundation and eyeshadow shades. And then there is the hefty price tag attached to the more obscure, glorious hues. Well ladies (and refined gentlemen), the world of beauty is about to shift. This past week Grace Choi, a Harvard business student, made a splash at TechCrunch Disrupt with Mink: a 3D printer that can produce any shade of eye shadow in a matter of minutes. The printer utilises affordable and readily available materials to create customised cosmetics, and the...

  • 14 International events and a startup exchange for your calendar

    The last post I wrote featured seven, which later became nine, South African events worth attending to grow your startup. If you have started building a product or platform that you deem worthy of international exposure, which I’m sure it is, then you may want to attract the attention of investors, mentors and innovators worldwide. Here is a list of 14 events and a startup exchange programme you may want to consider: 1. South by Southwest (SXSW) One of the most talked about conferences is SXSW, whose focus is in music, independent films and emerging technologies. It is renowned for being...

  • AOL names new TechCrunch editor

    AOL has named Erick Schonfield as the new editor of popular US technology blog TechCrunch. The announcement puts an end to days of controversy and uncertainty around the fate of site founder Michael Arrington. Much of the controversy arose after Arrington announced that he would be launching a US$20-million Venture Capital fund called CrunchFund. The fund would back some of the startups TechCrunch had previously written about. A number of commentators, however, felt that this represented a breach of journalistic ethics and a violation of AOL's own policy. Despite overwhelming support from his staff, Arrington has agreed to "move...

  • Qwiki and Storify: Disruptive storytelling comes of age

    On October 26, Qwiki, a new "information experience" platform, opened its doors to pre-invited users as an Alpha web product. As this year’s winning startup of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, a lot of expectation is riding on co-founder and CEO, Doug Imbruce, who is promising to do nothing less than change the way we receive information. In its current form, Qwiki trawls the API’s of the web (including Wikipedia, Google Maps, LinkedIn, Yelp and others) to assemble (mostly) coherent, interactive videos on over 2- million topics, from the French Revolution to The Godfather movies and Thabo Mbeki. Every slice...