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+ - The Tech World is Ageist!->

Submitted by WebAgeCaveman
WebAgeCaveman (3615807) writes "If there’s one thing I just don’t get about the tech scene — whether here or in the States — it’s the obsession with age. It’s bizarre. They initially got in touch because they wanted to make a documentary about a successful London startup. They were very interested in import.io since we are doing well and are fairly well known in the London tech scene.
Then, a few weeks ago, I got a call saying they had decided to drop us. When I asked why, they told me they were only interested in startups whose founders are under 25."

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+ - Paper microscope magnifies objects 2100 times and costs less than $1->

Submitted by WebAgeCaveman
WebAgeCaveman (3615807) writes "The economist reports "If ever a technology were ripe for disruption, it is the microscope. Dr Prakash’s mental sideways movement has led him to design a microscope made almost entirely of paper, which is so cheap that the question of servicing it goes out of the window." I wonder if This can help the 3rd world medical problem."
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