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Good Eggs Raises $21 Million From Index Ventures To Deliver The Farmer’s Market To Your Door

Organic food delivery startup Good Eggs wants to change the way people eat, making it easier for customers to buy organic foods produced by independent farmers and vendors nearby. With plans to bring its marketplace of locally sourced sustainable foods to more users, it’s raised $21 million in …

Salesforce.com Has Set Aside $100 Million To Invest In Mobile Startups

While lots of tech companies have venture funds (from Google to SAP), Salesforce has to be one of the most active. Launched in 2009, Salesforce Ventures at first focused strictly on enterprise cloud companies, backing more than 100 enterprise cloud startups, including companies like Anaplan, Box, …

The Delivery Drone That Could Make Amazon’s Vision A Reality

The new HorseFly octocopter–a small drone with eight rotors–is designed to live on the back of a electric delivery truck. As the truck makes its rounds, the HorseFly splits off to make more deliveries in the area.<p>Delivery companies obsess about finding the perfect route to drive through town, since …

Twitter Makes 'Buy Button' Test Official

For all the attention it gets, the vast majority of Americans remain a little perplexed by just what Twitter is and why they should use it — so perplexed the company is tinkering with the essence of the core product in the interest of making it more user-friendly.<p>But Twitter thinks the users it …

Catering Startup Cater2.me Says It Has Served 5M Meals

It’s been more than two years since I last wrote about Cater2.me, a service that connects local food vendors with companies in need of catering. Sounds like the startup has been busy since then — co-founder Zach Yungst told me that it has now served 5 million meals total, and that it’s launching in …

Starbucks to trawl for college students with food trucks

The old joke about Starbucks is that there are so many of the coffee shops across America that in some places you can sit in one location sipping a pumpkin spice latte and actually be able see another one of its stores across the street. If you think the brand is everywhere now, it's going to be …

Uber expands: “55% of US population” now covered

This week the folks at Uber have suggested that their vision of “UberEverywhere” is coming to fruition. With the addition of 24 new cities with Uber …

Uber delivering lunch in Santa Monica

Guess who's coming to lunch? The ride-sharing company Uber, which has begun testing home-delivery of the midday meal in a pilot program in Santa Monica.<p>Westside Uber customers, starting this week and running until Friday, September 5, will be able to order a pret-a-manger meal delivered to their …

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12 Things to Know About Raising Money From Angel Investors

When you need funding, angel investors can seem like a godsend. However, raising money from angels isn’t as easy, or as simple, as it might seem.<p>To learn more, I asked 12 successful founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:<p>I’m thinking of raising money from angels. What …

Do Better Work by Taking Time Off

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.</i><p>I can remember it clear as day. The first year of IWearYourShirt was coming to a (fun and profitable) end and people were emailing in to congratulate me on …

Postmates Launches a General Store for Daily Necessities

Postmates is expanding its on-demand delivery service to include a new General Store option stock with everyday items like medicine, energy drinks, cleaning supplies and condoms.<p>Here are some of the products you can order:<p>General Store is available 24/7 in all of the markets where Postmates …

Every company is becoming a data company

The argument that every company is a tech company—or that there is no such thing as a tech company—is an old one. But it seems increasingly clear that every company also needs to be a data company.<p>A new report from Tata Consultancy Services, a large IT-services company, looks at digital initiatives …

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It’s Official: Square Acquires Food Delivery Service Caviar

Square has acquired curated food delivery service Caviar today, confirming earlier reports that the companies had been in serious talks.<p>We reported last month that the companies were in talks on a deal worth about $100 million. Both Re/Code and The New York Times reported the deal would take place …

No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

Have you ever wanted a ticket to see your favorite band so much that you could taste it?<p>You set the alarm, and start calling or clicking right when the tickets go on sale. You try again and again, until, finally, you snag a ticket. And even though the process is a pain, when you succeed, you feel …

Square Merges Its Mobile Payments With Food Delivery By Acquiring Caviar

Yesterday during a startup conference within AlleyNYC focused on food industry innovators I was fascinated by an introduction to Caviar, a startup that delivers meals from high-end restaurants. Now consumers wishing to enjoy prepared dishes at home or in the office could choose gourmet as opposed …

Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

While apps like Seamless and Postmates have made it easier than ever to order food with almost no hassle, sometimes having to look through options is just too much of a pain. With Push For Pizza, five teens from Brooklyn have created an app that makes it simpler still to get sustenance delivered to …

So You Bought a Shake Shack Burger. Great! Now You've Got to Instagram It (#Humblebrag).

Shake Shack burgers are irresistibly photogenic. Here are 4 ways to make your Instagram shots of them even better<p>With its frilly verdant lettuce, eternally bright-red tomatoes, cushy buns, and abundance of oozy cheese and meat, <b>a Shake Shack burger is always a photogenic subject.</b> It seems like …

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25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Here's why chefs hate Yelp

Having your livelihood dependent on the goodwill of a group of anonymous strangers is enough to give anyone a complex. In this piece for <i>San Francisco Magazine</i>, a group of chefs explain their broken relationship to Yelp and the legions of reviewers who control whether their businesses live or die. …

Silo Slab Font Family from TypeUnion

Silo Slab, a fluid slab serif typeface from TypeUnion.<p>The <b>Silo Slab font family</b> was designed and released in 2014 by TypeUnion, a London, United …

The Perfect Office - Powercube, Quirky Universal Docking Station and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

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Webydo

Webydo is a cloud-based, online website design platform that enables designers to create, manage and publish their client’s websites completely …

Homemade Pies from Jam Jar Bakery

Baking pies right in mason jars isn't a new concept, but you'd be hard pressed to find those as well as executed (both inside and out) as the offerings from NYC's Jam Jar Bakery. Created by Abby Lavin—an alum of the French Culinary Institute (as well as famed restaurant Colicchio & Sons and …

What it Takes to Launch Uber, Hailo and Citymapper in a New City

For most tech companies, expansion is all about country-by-county localization. When your service requires a city-by-city approach, the operation can be far bigger and more complicated.<p>To find out what such a granular approach to expansion involves, we spoke to three companies at different stages …

Foursquare Reveals New Logo and Previews Overhauled App

Foursquare is preparing a major redesign of its original mobile app. After it pulled the traditional check-in and launched a new, standalone app called Swarm, the company is giving its existing discovery and location-based recommendation app an entirely new look and feel.<p>For starters, Foursquare is …

Social shopping experiments continue on Facebook and Twitter. But why?

Despite limited success so far, Facebook and Twitter are continuing their efforts to get you to buy stuff while you’re using their services.<p>According to reports late last week, Facebook is experimenting with adding a “Buy” button to status updates from selected brands. For instance, Sephora could …

Prominent Design School Devotes An Entire Department To Food

One of the world’s most reputable design schools plans to devote an entire department to the intersection of food and design. Starting in September, Design Academy Eindhoven will allow students to pursue the whimsically dubbed “Food Non Food” specialization.<p>“In my field of action I am detecting a …

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Everyone Seems Mad At ReservationHop, Founder Admits He Was “Taken Aback” By The Criticism

So … have you heard about ReservationHop? I mean, it’s not quite the hottest topic on Twitter, but among the folks who <i>have</i> heard about it, the idea seems to have unleashed an impressive torrent of malevolent creativity.<p>Our own Josh Constine wrote a whole rant about it called “Stop The #JerkTech”<p>The …

People Are Freaking Out About A Startup That Snags Restaurant Reservations And Sells Them

Here's how ReservationHop works: The company makes reservations at popular restaurants in San Francisco. These reservations are available to browse on ReservationHop's website.<p>If you see a restaurant you like, you can claim it for a price. The prices seem to range between $5 and $10 based on the …

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