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  • Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed

    Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed

    Kit, the Expa-backed platform for product recommendation, has today announced the close of a $2.5 million from Social Capital, Precursor Ventures, April Underwood, Ellen Pao, Authentic Ventures, Black Angel Tech Fund, and Expa. Kit lets users choose and review products they’ve used and owned to build ‘kits’. These kits normally focus on a certain theme or category like… Read More

  • Kit, a social network for products from startup studio Expa, names its first CEO

    Kit, a social network for products from startup studio Expa, names its first CEO

    One of the startups incubated at startup studio Expa is today taking its next step in developing as a standalone company. Kit, a social network where people can share their favorite products — think Pinterest or Product Hunt, but here assembling your “kits” — is appointing its first CEO, Camille Hearst. Hearst has been with Expa and Kit since March 2015, after an… Read More

  • Kit, Expa’s Latest Venture, Is A Social Network For Sharing Your Favorite Products

    Kit, Expa’s Latest Venture, Is A Social Network For Sharing Your Favorite Products

    Kit, the newest startup to launch out of startup studio Expa in NYC, is looking to give you a way to share your own product reviews, bundled by category, with your friends and the greater community. Competing in its own way with platforms like ProductHunt and Pinterest, as well as media publishers like CNet and Wired that help their audiences make informed purchasing decisions, Kit asks… Read More

  • Paper Speaker: Japanese company sells DIY cardboard speakers

    It seems Japanese papercraft art isn’t limited to Origami or Pellermodels but also has something in store for us gadget fans. Case in point: The Paper Speaker [JP], announced yesterday by Tokyo-based Princeton for use with your PC (or any device sporting a USB port). Read More

  • RFID Starter Kit

    You know damn well ever since that genius implanted himself with an RFID chip, you’ve been wanting to do it to. Not that we’re condoning surgical practices, but if you want to become more familiar with RFID and how it works, ThinkGeek was selling a kit with lots of RFID tags and a USB RFID reader for your tinkering pleasure, but is currently sold out. From the product… Read More

  • Pop Goes the Soda Bot

    This conversion toy kit allows you to turn your pop can into some sort of motorized robot bug that vibrates, slides and buzzes (that’s right, I’m from the Midwest. It’s called “pop”). Although the UK company that sells it, Great Gizmos, has yet to put a price or release date, I can imagine it being extremely popular with beer-drinking frat boys and activist recyclers. Read More