Apple’s Face ID, Tattooing Our Fruit & More Highlights

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1. Why We’re Failing Kids… When it Comes to Entrepreneurship

By Ryan Holmes – Medium

Digest: Education

Curators: Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Deborah Chang, Hrvoje Morić, Jennifer Chin, Jessica Falkenthal

Ryan Holmes talks about his past and the lack of formal education for young founders. What’s more, Canada was recently singled out in a recent EY G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer report specifically because “too few education and training-related efforts focus specifically on the needs of entrepreneurs.” His answer to this issue is the creation of The League of Innovators, a non-profit organization providing programming and mentorship to young entrepreneurs, all the way from discovery to market. Read More

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2. Apple’s Face ID will Support Only One Registered Face per iPhone at Launch

By Darrell Etherington – Techcrunch

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

Face ID supporting just one face makes a lot of sense on the face of things (sorry), since unlike with Touch ID, users have only one face to use for their unlocking purposes. Touch ID ostensibly allows multiple fingers to be registered because you have quite a few digits of your own, and depending on how you’re using the device or in which pocket you keep it, one might be more convenient to use than another. Read More

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3. 7 Ways to Make It Easier for Your Customers to Renew Subscriptions

By Adriana Iordan

Digest: Customer Development

Curator: Mary Murdoch

A good retention strategy delivers the added benefit of word-of-mouth marketing. If your customers are happy with your product or service, they will become your advocates and tell others about you. And who’s more likely to become an advocate than a loyal, happy customer who’s renewed a subscription to your product? Read More

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4. Let’s just start tattooing our fruit

By Jesse Hirsch – New Food Economy

Digest: Food Tech

Curators: Winnie Leung, David Nagy

Consumers no longer need to worry about wasteful packaging and traceability as fruit laser etching makes inroads with the regulations in US. Already in use in some parts of the world, this technology is an alternative to bar codes or stickers that are placed directly on the surface or fruits or vegetables. Read More

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5. I took a DNA test that claims to reveal the best wine for you — here’s the verdict

By Lydia Ramsey – Business Insider

Digest: BevTech

Curator: Vincent PÉTRÉ

Within our genome, there are genes that correspond to certain taste and smell preferences. For example, some people are genetically predisposed to hate the taste of cilantro while others love it. Based on those genes and a survey about what foods you like and dislike, Vinome uses its algorithm to find wines from the wineries it partners with that you might enjoy. Read More

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