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HelloFresh USA CEO Predicts The Future Of Food

Recipe-kit based subscription food services have been gaining ground in the United States over the last few years. Today, millions of Americans have discovered the joy of cooking aided by the ease of step-by-step instruction cards, and a box full of the pre-measured fresh ingredients they need to …

Mobile Devices

Before Investing In A Startup, Study Their 4 M's

I was recently asked to judge a startup competition. As I was filling in the questionnaire which evaluated the startups, I noticed that the questions being asked revolved around four topics all starting with the letter M: market, model, management and momentum. I thought that was a simple and …

Startups

Marketers, It's Time To Prepare For The AI Revolution

At the risk of calling to mind some of the thousands of books, movies, and television shows centered on the onset of a technological apocalypse, we truly are facing an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. Competition between major tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft, …

Ten Good Reasons To Pass Up A Promotion

Forty or fifty years ago when you walked into a new corporation or institution, you would look around you in order to understand how the system worked and orient yourself to it.<p>If there was a career ladder to be climbed in your new organization as there often was back then, you’d try to understand …

Up All Night gets you into concerts and exclusive events for $25 a month

Up All Night, a startup aiming to give your nightlife a boost, is announcing that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding.<p>More exciting than the amount of the funding is who’s involved: Grammy-nominated musician Kaskade, Nihal Mehta of ENIAC Ventures, former Square CTO Bob Lee and Vijay Chattha, …

San Francisco

Building a brand-new Internet

Menny Barzilay Contributor<p>Menny Barzilay is the CTO of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel Aviv University, is a member of the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security Senior Forum and is the CEO of FortyTwo.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Alexa, don’t talk to …

Internet of Things

Marley Spoon, the cook-at-home food delivery service, expands across U.S. with $17M Series B

Marley Spoon, the cook-at-home food delivery service that competes with the likes of Gousto, Blue Apron, Plated, and Rocket Internet’s HelloFresh, has closed $17 million in Series B funding.<p>Backing comes from QD Ventures, Kreos Capital, and existing investors, including Lakestar. It brings total …

Internet Marketing

Who will be the next Tinder?

Or do we even need one? At Disrupt NY in May, we’ll try to get to the bottom of that question.<p>In a panel on the new frontier of digital dating, we’ll be bringing together some of the freshest minds in the space to discuss how niche dating services could be the next big thing we swipe right …

Startups

Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly fruit and veg that gets devalued on aesthetic grounds. But what happens when you throw a bit of …

Agriculture

Robots That Could Decompose When They're No Longer Needed

It might be time to start building robot cemeteries<p>Scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing materials that could allow robots to decompose at the end of their lives, much like humans, according to Reuters.<p>Most robots are made of plastic and metal, which are …

Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

One Of The World's Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young

Elysium Health hasn’t discovered the fountain of youth, but their new supplement–with the backing of some of the world’s foremost authorities on aging–could change how you get older.<p>Say someone came up to you selling a dietary supplement–a pill that you take once a day–that could boost your energy, …

Does mental illness enhance creativity?

It’s widely held that it does – but what does the evidence say?<p>Everyone can cite famous people from Vincent Van Gogh and Virginia Woolf to Tony Hancock and Robin Williams, who were exceptionally creative and experienced mental health problems. There are so many examples that it seems obvious that …

UK to test self-driving trucks later this year

Later this year, the UK will open up its motorways to self-driving trucks under new plans to speed up deliveries and cut traffic congestion. <i>The Times</i> reports that Chancellor George Osborne will confirm funding for the project, which could see convoys of up to 10 autonomous trucks -- or lorries as …

Microsoft’s using Minecraft to boost artificial intelligence research with Project AIX

Microsoft has quietly unveiled a new platform that harnesses the power of Minecraft to expedite artificial intelligence (AI) development.<p>The project is under the leadership of Katja Hofmann, a researcher at Microsoft’s Machine Learning and Perception Group in the company’s Cambridge-based U.K. lab. …

This wearable for boxers tracks how powerful your uppercut is

The wearables market has been flooded over the past few years with devices to measure the distance you’ve run and the calories you’ve burned. But there hasn’t been anything to help fighters track their performance in the ring.<p>The team behind Hysko promises to do just that. Slip its thumb …