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Honing Harvest: With CropX, this farmer can water crops with precision

The hardest thing was to see what the results were two days after you watered, to see if you were leaching things down or if you were actually applying enough. Born and raised in Colorado, Kendall Nye has been farming as long as he can remember. One of the greatest challenges is determining when and how much to water crops without a real-time indication of the plants’ needs. Founded in 2015, Israel-based CropX developed an integrated hardware and software system for measuring soil moisture, temperature and conductivity. The CropX device scans fields and sends that collected data to the cloud where it can be accessed by the farmer, providing optimal irrigation suggestions. Precisely watering crops according to their needs allows farmers to increase yield while substantially decreasing water usage.  “CropX has given confirmation into what you have done 48 hours previously now,” Kendall says. “[It] gives me more confidence in our watering techniques.”  Through widespread use of its sensors, CropX intends to collect the world’s largest database of soil data, allowing the technology’s advanced algorithm to analyze network effects in the soil, further optimizing productivity and efficient use of resources. Tomer Tzach, the company’s...

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Feed your Curiyo-sity: A Valuable Tool for Web Browsing

Have you ever read an article online and come across a name of something or someone that seems important to the story but don’t know who it is or what it means? Have you then opened up multiple browsers and clicked back and forth through them in search of the answer? Frustrating, isn’t it? Well, your web browsing experience is about to get better. Israeli startup and OurCrowd portfolio company, Curiyo puts all the information and data you need at your fingertips with just one long click. Curiyo, Answers.com founder Bob Rosenschein’s newest venture, is software for your web browser that lets you look up names, places and other terms in a pop-up window without leaving the page you’re reading. Walt Mossberg, leading technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, outlines the Curiyo magic in a review today of the product and found it to be a valuable and easy-to-use addition to Web browsing. After testing a pre-release version of the product, Mossberg reported that Curiyo “worked well and I can recommend it, especially for readers like me, who tend to get interrupted by unfamiliar references and...

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Zula rocking it at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 — wins ‘Audience Choice’ award!

TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual technology conference hosted by TechCrunch in San Francisco, New York City and Beijing and is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the year in the tech industry. It’s at this conference that many technology startups choose to launch their products and services competing on stage in front of leading venture capitalists, potential investors, media and other interested parties. OurCrowd’s portfolio company Zula, an innovative cloud-based mobile collaboration platform for teams, is participating in the conference this week and has lived up to its promise to become one of the most disruptive startups there! Last night the Zula team were the ‘Audience Choice Winners’ and got a chance to pitch live before the Disrupt judges. Co-founders Jeff Keni Pulver and Jacob Ner-David took to the TechCrunch Disrupt stage and wowed the audience, judges and online viewers with their innovative Zula app. Watch the video of their performance on stage: TechCrunch published an article featuring Zula with some of the selected Q&A with the Disrupt judges. Take a look: Zula’s Mobile-First Teamwork Tool Lets You Spend More Time Outside Of The Inbox Way to go Zula team, you guys...

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