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Friday, October 31, 2014

Techcrunch

One Lap: The Orange Chef Preps At Full Speed

27 minutes ago
Every industry is ripe for disruption, and food preparation is no exception. Traditional recipes are static and driven by standard portion sizes. With experience, a good chef knows how to properly modify recipes according to objectives of taste and healthiness. But this process today is driven by intuition, based on years of experience cooking and learning what works and what doesn’t.… Read More by Rob Coneybeer

Lyft VP Of Ops Stephen Schnell Defects To Uber

29 minutes ago
 Uber’s putting that $1.2 billion in funding to good use poaching execs from its top competitor. After hiring former Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden earlier this month, Uber has now scored Lyft’s VP of Operations Stephen Schnell to work on international supply growth, according to Schnell’s LinkedIn. Bloomberg reporter Serena Saitto tweeted about the move earlier. Apparently… Read More by Josh Constine

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HP Sprout, New Fitbits, And Other Wrist-Worn Tech

2 hours 21 minutes ago
 Fitbit announced a few new devices, including the Fitbit Charge and the Fitbit Surge, both of which we’re excited about. Plus, HP is doing all kinds of weird things, not least of which is the announcement of an odd new computer, projector type device called the Sprout. Plus, we’re still fascinated with the Apple Watch so we’re talking about all things wrist this week. Read More by Jordan Crook

Trent Reznor’s Apple Special Project Is In “The World” Of Music Delivery

2 hours 50 minutes ago
 Musical magic man Trent Reznor is working with Apple on something or other, after the Beats Chief Creative Officer came on board following the acquisition. He says that Apple was interested in working with Reznor directly in “designing some products” following the deal in an interview with Billboard, and also say that the partnership would focus on the “world” of… Read More by Darrell Etherington

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed

3 hours 9 minutes ago
This morning, Virgin Galactic tweeted that their SpaceShipTwo spaceplane had experienced an “in-flight anomaly” We have now confirmed that SpaceShipTwo has crashed due to currently unknown causes. Read More by Greg Kumparak

Mad Genius Radio Feels Like A Smarter Version Of Old-School Radio

3 hours 14 minutes ago
 Mad Genius Radio is taking a somewhat old-school approach to streaming music. In a world where most radio services use correlation algorithms to figure out what you want to hear, based on beats per minute and cadence and genre, without really thinking about the right rotation of new and old music. Thus, the stations you end up listening to the most become a bit stale. But Mad Genius is… Read More by Jordan Crook

Net Neutrality’s Future Remains A Glorious Muddle

3 hours 17 minutes ago
 The FCC is expected to vote on new neutrality rules in December. What those rules will entail remains a high-stakes parlor game. Out this week from the Wall Street Journal’s Gautham Nagesh was a report indicating that, similar to some plans proposed by extra-governmental individuals and groups, the FCC is considering a ‘hybrid’ approach to net neutrality. Others, including Rep. Read More by Alex Wilhelm

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature To Web And Mobile

3 hours 30 minutes ago
 Evernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email. Additionally, when you email a note to someone, it will now show up in Work Chat… Read More by Sarah Perez

Super-Agent Andrew Wylie Calls Amazon An “ISIS-Like Distribution Channel”

3 hours 36 minutes ago
 Andrew Wylie is a major book agent who many in the milquetoast publishing industry call the “jackal.” His fiery pronouncements are much-read in certain circles and his latest one, in a speech given at Toronto’s International Festival of Authors, is a doozy. Wylie, who sees Amazon as a threat to all that is good and holy in the book industry, called the organization… Read More by John Biggs

Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

4 hours 47 minutes ago
 A blockchain tinkerer named Chris Ellis has created a system to build an actual digital passport that, through use of the Bitcoin blockchain and some encryption, will allow you to identify yourself online and off. Called World Citizenship, the project just launched on Github and shows some definite promise. “The goal of this project is to learn and layout a simple process for anyone in… Read More by John Biggs

Why Online Retailers Continue To Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores

4 hours 55 minutes ago
 In an age when new technology and the growth of pure online-only retailers have industry analysts questioning the future of brick-and-mortar stores, what are online retailers doing to grow their businesses and gain market share? Why, opening up physical storefronts of course. The benefits that physical spaces provide make up three of the top reasons why online retailers are setting up shop… Read More by Mike Kercheval

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

5 hours 9 minutes ago
 When Facebook scooped up mobile data analytics powerhouse Onavo last year, it was only a matter of time before someone rebuilt its service. And that seems to be just what the now-leading mobile app analytics firm App Annie has done. The company, which used some portion of its $39 million in funding to snap up its competitor Distimo earlier this year, has quietly released a new app called… Read More by Sarah Perez

“VideoSelfie” Scores $1.2 Million For Its App Offering Real-Time Filters, GIFs And More

5 hours 37 minutes ago
 But I thought we were recording our video selfies on Instagram and Snapchat now? A soon-to-launch mobile application called VideoSelfie, whose founders participated in the 500 Startups accelerator last year, has raised $1.2 million for its forthcoming mobile application that lets you edit your videos (of yourself, duh) in real-time. You can add filters, decorations and GIFs, hit record,… Read More by Sarah Perez

This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid

6 hours 42 minutes ago
 A Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later. The built-in defibrillator unit can be used by anyone and it allows doctors to monitor the situation after the shocks are administered. The… Read More by John Biggs

Former Grooveshark Execs Raise $950K For E-Commerce Customer Intelligence Startup Tandem

7 hours 5 minutes ago
 A team of early Grooveshark employees who left the company a couple of years ago to pursue their own startup ambitions have raised a little under a million for Tandem, a service that helps e-commerce companies better understand their customers shopping behavior and interests by combining analytics data, surveys and sales information. Explains co-founder and CEO Isaac Moredock, previously… Read More by Sarah Perez

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