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5 startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: morning edition

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With swarms of investors and media in Mountain View, Calif. on Tuesday for Y Combinator’s summer demo day, there’s nowhere more exciting in the land of startups. More than 70 companies pitched to the group, hoping to become the next Dropbox, AirBnB, or Reddit. Launched in 2005, Y Combinator has become somewhat...
5 startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: morning edition

I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries -- New Apps Do the Shopping for You

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Some people enjoy shopping. I am not one of those people. The time it takes me to drive to the grocery store, figure out what I want, wait in line to buy it and drive home always feels like a unnecessary waste of time. I could be using that...
I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries -- New Apps Do the Shopping for You

Why Amazon's turn to real-life groceries is both unexpected and yet makes total sense

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Today brought news that one of biggest online retail companies are dipping their toes into IRL shopping: According to Reuters, Amazon is expanding its quietly developed grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, from its home in Seattle to as many as 20 domestic and international cities by 2014. The fact that Amazon...
Why Amazon's turn to real-life groceries is both unexpected and yet makes total sense
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Tesco launches UK's first virtual supermarket at Gatwick airport

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Supermarket chain installs smartphone-friendly online shopping system to enable holidaymakers to place an order before they flyTesco has launched the UK's first virtual supermarket at Gatwick airport in the hope bored holidaymakers waiting for their flights will want to order a delivery for when they return.The country's biggest supermarket chain...
Tesco launches UK's first virtual supermarket at Gatwick airport
Is this the future of groceries? Blue Apron raises $3 million for subscription meal kits

Say goodbye to the connected device price gap. Adding connectivity will soon cost $5

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When it comes to connectivity, it’s clear that people want it and you can build some really cool stuff with connected devices. But right now consumers pay a pretty penny for the extra radios and microcontrollers associated with hooking a door lock, a thermostat or a lightbulb up to a...
Say goodbye to the connected device price gap. Adding connectivity will soon cost $5

Consumr revamps its "Yelp for consumer goods" app with $565,000 from Lerer, I/A, Mesa+

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Who says the consumer internet is dead? It’s true that amid the backlash to the Facebook IPO and the resulting craze for all things enterprise, consumer-facing social media apps have had to fight for each venture dollar they raise. But if a company that’s literally called Consumr can do it,...
Consumr revamps its "Yelp for consumer goods" app with $565,000 from Lerer, I/A, Mesa+

Google invests in shipping with acquisition of Canadian YC alum BufferBox

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BufferBox, the recent graduate of Y Combinator that provides lockers where ecommerce customers can pick up their packages, has been acquired by Google, the company announced in a blog post today. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but a Google engineer told the Toronto-based Financial Post that...
Google invests in shipping with acquisition of Canadian YC alum BufferBox
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Far From Black & White

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Far From Black & White: Good article by David Carr on the weirdness of the situation that is the DOJ suing the major book publishers and Apple — which helps Amazon, the once (and likely future) domineering player in the space. Carr’s key line: That’s the modern equivalent of taking...
Far From Black & White

NSFW: ‘Tis Pity We Called Her A Whore – And Other Ineffectual Digital Apologies

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Having now written two books about my failures in work, life and love, I think I’m qualified to say that the only difference between a memoirist and a prostitute is timing. A prostitute sells sex for money – that money being payable either immediately before or immediately after the act....
NSFW: ‘Tis Pity We Called Her A Whore – And Other Ineffectual Digital Apologies

Buy Your Groceries European-Style

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Buy Your Groceries European-Style

MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers

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We've seen the Kinect put to use to help you find your groceries, but the sensor's image processing capabilities have some more safety-minded applications as well. The fine minds at MIT combined the Kinect with a laser range finder and a laptop to create a real-time mapping rig for...
MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers

WunWun is like having a personal assistant: It runs errands, walks dogs -- even bartends parties

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Following the ranks of affordable luxury services like Uber, WunWun is a young, peculiarly named startup with one simple goal: to be your on-demand helper. The iOS app, which is only available in New York City for the time being, is part concierge service, part personal assistant. It’s comparable, in...
WunWun is like having a personal assistant: It runs errands, walks dogs -- even bartends parties

Home & Office : +10 Bag of Groceries

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Home & Office : +10 Bag of Groceries
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Former Yahoo EMEA exec launches p2p services marketplace Milk.ly

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Does you car need a decent scrubbing? Need someone to go pick up your groceries at the store because you’re on a tight deadline at work? Could you use someone to install that damn Ikea closet in your kid’s room before the weekend? Not unlike TaskRabbit, Viatask and Agent Anything...
Former Yahoo EMEA exec launches p2p services marketplace Milk.ly
Postmates Is Updating Its App To Go After The Grocery Market With Deeper Supermarket Integration
Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries (AMZN)

Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

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The row over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge continues. But Kate is not alone. Young women everywhere - famous and non-famous - are increasingly becoming victims of voyeurism in our internet ageOn the popular website Reddit, where users submit and share content, a member of a forum called "creepshots" was...
Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

So long, blind buys: Consmr’s iPhone app gets 100K downloads in just two weeks (exclusive)

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Shopping apps are nothing new, but New York City-based Consmr has a grander vision beyond price comparisons: to inform consumers with an in-depth library of product reviews for things like health, groceries, beauty, and baby items. Think of it like a Yelp for consumer products. Shoppers are clearly biting:...
So long, blind buys: Consmr’s iPhone app gets 100K downloads in just two weeks (exclusive)

University of Calgary's Fat Thumb trick allows one-handed phone use, jugglers are thankful (video)

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Everyone's let it happen at some point -- that moment where we're desperately trying to use our smartphones in one hand while juggling groceries or coffee in the other. There'll be no way to recover those social graces, but six researchers at the University of Calgary have developed a...
University of Calgary's Fat Thumb trick allows one-handed phone use, jugglers are thankful (video)

Peapod Creates Virtual Grocery Aisles For Subway Stops

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How do you get busy commuters to buy groceries? Bring the virtual store to them....
Peapod Creates Virtual Grocery Aisles For Subway Stops

Instacart adds Costco to its same-day grocery delivery service, store membership not required

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Instacart, the quickly growing grocery delivery service today added Costco to its list of stores that users can browse digitally and shop from. Key to this addition: Instacart does not requires its users to be Costco members to have its wares delivered to their domicile. There are a few caveats,...
Instacart adds Costco to its same-day grocery delivery service, store membership not required

Amazon prepares to extend business into online food delivery

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Internet giant to start delivering groceries in the US with a view to replicating the venture in the UK if it proves successfulAmazon is reported to be gearing up to take on another sector - the $1tn (£650bn) a year US food market. If successful, the venture could be replicated...
Amazon prepares to extend business into online food delivery

Amazon going groceries?

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The company is set to expand a Seattle-only grocery-delivery business to LA and SF, with a much broader roll-out possible if the larger West Coast effort goes well, according to a report. [Read more]...
Amazon going groceries?
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