Tech just isn’t for techies: Verona, Uber and drones


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Verona is a new Tinder style app that aims to make love matches between Israelis and Palestinians. Singletons log into the app using Facebook and identify themselves as Israeli or Palestinian and are then matched with the opposite. Users then swipe right if they like someone, left if they don’t, and if the two match, they can start chatting and potentially meet.

“I very much believe that the basis of any relationship is communication,” founder Matthew Nolan told Refinery29. “So if these two cultures are forced to be separate in all this conflict, forming relationships between them could be the glue that hopefully ignites a shift in consciousness.”

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