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Forkly 2.0 Puts Your Taste Graph To Use With New, Personalized Recommendations

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Forkly, the food rating app from Brightkite founders Brady Becker and Martin May, just launched a major update dubbed “Forkly 2.0.” Along with a user interface overhaul which features a faster feed, bigger photos and an upgraded user profile design, the app update also includes improved menus and a “Discover” function to offer better,...
Forkly 2.0 Puts Your Taste Graph To Use With New, Personalized Recommendations

America's Mobile Comeback

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For the first time in a long time, two American companies are driving innovation and leading one of the planet's most important industries. (This report also ran in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of SAY Magazine.) The first half of 2012, I flew more than 60,000 miles, searching for interesting tech...
America's Mobile Comeback

Food review site Chewsy opens doors to food critics

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Maybe reading food reviews written by random people isn’t going to convince you to try out that new dish at your local eatery. But what about a well-written, well-researched and well-informed piece by a prominent food expert? Both options are now available with Chewsy, the app that lets people review, rate and...
Food review site Chewsy opens doors to food critics

Facebook launches Facebook Gifts for users to buy friends real gifts through mobile and desktop

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Facebook today officially launches Facebook Gifts in a limited test for U.S. users to buy products for their friends through the social network’s desktop or mobile versions. Gifts seems to follow the format used by Karma, a mobile gift-giving service that Facebook acquired in May. As with Karma, users can...
Facebook launches Facebook Gifts for users to buy friends real gifts through mobile and desktop

JibJab sues White Castle over social media campaign

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Humor site JibJab doesn’t think White Castle’s latest ad campaign is very funny, and has filed a lawsuit to stop the fast food chain from using its name to promote “chicken rings” on Facebook. JibJab, which gained global fame for a presidential parody in 2004, makes satire videos and online...
JibJab sues White Castle over social media campaign
S Health turns the Galaxy S4 into a full-fledged fitness tracker

Order Takeout "Seamlessly" on iPad

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Seamless, the popular Web site for placing food takeout and delivery orders, has launched an iPad app after seeing mobile sales increase to more than 25 percent of all transactions, up from 1 percent just two years ago. The free app features slider tabs instead of drop-down menus for selecting...
Order Takeout "Seamlessly" on iPad

Taiwan's iCook.tw lands deal to bring Rakuten promotions to its recipe-sharing social network

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Three months after iCook.tw, a social network for sharing recipes, landed funding from Japanese VC CyberAgent Ventures, the Taiwanese startup has agreed to a partnership with another giant from Japan, e-commerce player Rakuten. The deal — reported by E27 – will see iCook introduce a dedicated Rakuten Taiwan channel to its...
Taiwan's iCook.tw lands deal to bring Rakuten promotions to its recipe-sharing social network

Need a nutrition tracking app? Try MyFitnessPal

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After recently capping my daily running streak at 425 days and buying a new Bluetooth 4.0 heart monitor, I’m adding more mobile tech to my health tracking obsession. Since I generally have poor eating habits, I figure that I can improve both my overall heath and my race times by...
Need a nutrition tracking app? Try MyFitnessPal

Menuish helps you find restaurant menus on your phone

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Like many others hitting the town for a bite, Chris Eigner and his girlfriend started scrolling through their phones to find a good place to eat. But much to their frustration, most restaurants have flash-filled websites that are difficult to navigate, much like this Oatmeal comic demonstrates. So after dinner...
Menuish helps you find restaurant menus on your phone

Amazon Appears To Be Inflating The List Prices Of Some Discounted Items (AMZN)

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You know how when you shop on Amazon there is a price and a then a "list price" which is usually much higher? The effect is that you feel like you're getting a big discount shopping on Amazon. It turns out Amazon might be publishing list prices that are...
Amazon Appears To Be Inflating The List Prices Of Some Discounted Items (AMZN)

Forget QR codes: Your touchscreen can “read” this ink

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Ever since the smartphone era began, companies have looked for ways to quickly get information from the offline product world onto the phone. Barcode scanning is a popular approach while QR codes and proprietary tags, such as those from Microsoft, are other less-used solutions. These all require cameras and specifically...
Forget QR codes: Your touchscreen can “read” this ink

Google brings nutrition information for more than 1,000 food items to search

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Google can already answer plenty of questions for you without requiring you to delve into the actual search results, and you can now add yet one more category to its knowledge base. The company's today announced that it can answer a range of nutrition-related questions for over 1,000 different...
Google brings nutrition information for more than 1,000 food items to search
Social Travel Startup mmMule Will Satisfy Your Cravings, No Matter Where You Go

Birchbox goes 'home' for the holidays with higher-priced lifestyle box

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Discovery commerce startup Birchbox isn’t just a pretty face. After launching in 2010 with a monthly box of curated beauty products for women, the startup began offering a subscription-based box of grooming and lifestyle goods for men earlier this year. On Wednesday, the New York-based company announced that it’s dipping its toes in...
Birchbox goes 'home' for the holidays with higher-priced lifestyle box

Jawbone Gears Up for a Second Shot at Wearable Tech

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Jawbone’s foray into wearable fitness tech has been, well, up and down. The new Jawbone Up. But now, nearly a year after the company pressed “pause” on its first activity-tracking wristband, Jawbone is giving it a second go. The new Up band, announced today, fixes earlier issues with the product,...
Jawbone Gears Up for a Second Shot at Wearable Tech

Buy Me a Pie lets you create, share and manage grocery lists with friends and family

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We’ve all been there: “Honey, I’m going to the supermarket for a few groceries, want me to pick anything up for you?” A question that starts off with the best of intentions, but typically ends up with a scribbled shopping list the length of your arm. However, to coin a...
Buy Me a Pie lets you create, share and manage grocery lists with friends and family

'ISS Cribs': An Astronaut-Guided Tour of the Most Amazing House Ever Built

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FunFact: The space station's pantry is stocked with marshmallow Fluff. You no doubt have seen images taken from the International Space Station. You likely have seen images taken of the International Space Station, too. But do you know what the ISS looks like, wall to wall and "room" to...
'ISS Cribs': An Astronaut-Guided Tour of the Most Amazing House Ever Built

DailyDirt: Edible Clothing

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Generally, people try to keep food from dropping on their clothes and making a mess. But some fashion designers can't seem to keep from trying to make food items into something wearable. Here are just a few kinda nutty examples. The fad of molecular gastronomy has been crossed with handmade...
DailyDirt: Edible Clothing

In Europe, Canada, and most of the rest of the world, you can buy a confection called "Kinder Surprise"—it's a chocolate egg with a little capsule containing a toy or something similar. It can't be sold in the USA because our government does not allow t

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In Europe, Canada, and most of the rest of the world, you can buy a confection called "Kinder Surprise"—it's a chocolate egg with a little capsule containing a toy or something similar. It can't be sold in the USA because our government does not allow t

Facebook Adding Location Features This Month [REPORT]

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Information has leaked that Facebook is set to roll out location-based features for users and brands as soon as this month. According to Advertising Age, users could see location options any day now.These features will include the ability to check in at various locations, including retail spots and restaurants....
Facebook Adding Location Features This Month [REPORT]

MyFitnessPal Adds UCSF Campus Food To Its Database As "Corporate Wellness" Partner

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Exercise and nutrition tracking service, MyFitnessPal, has partnered with the Bay Area’s second largest employer, the University of California, San Francisco, for a healthy lifestyle program aimed at positively influencing the lifestyle choices of its more than 25,000 employees, visitors, and patients. As part of the partnership MyFitnessPal said it will be...
MyFitnessPal Adds UCSF Campus Food To Its Database As "Corporate Wellness" Partner

Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices

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We've pointed out in the past that Twitter has sometimes been overaggressive in suspending accounts based on questionable DMCA claims. So I was a bit surprised to learn that Twitter is being sued by a photographer for failing to take down images. The Jon Brodkin writeup at Ars Technica, linked...
Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices

Starbucks Could Be Laying The Groundwork For An 'iCar' Collaboration

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Soon, you might be able to order Starbucks in advance and pick it up in stores.  The coffee chain is building more drive-thrus with deeper motives than competing with McDonald's or Wendy's, said Brian Sozzi, chief equities analyst at NBG Productions.  "Starbucks intends to lay the groundwork to tap into...
Starbucks Could Be Laying The Groundwork For An 'iCar' Collaboration
iPad cooking app showdown: holiday week edition
Startup Spotlight: Hungry Globetrotter turns home cooks into masters of global cuisine

Top 5 "Healthy" Fast Food Items Worse Than The KFC Double Down - Houston Restaurants and Dining - Eating Our Words

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Top 5 "Healthy" Fast Food Items Worse Than The KFC Double Down - Houston Restaurants and Dining - Eating Our Words
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