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Health Insurers Are Trying To Track The Junk Food You Buy At Grocery Stores - Report

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Technology is driving consumers to track, record, and share loads of personal information.  Whether it be via fitness trackers, heart rate monitors, grocery and restaurant loyalty cards, or check-ins, people are sharing more personal data today than they ever have before.  But now it sounds like hospitals, insurers, and grocery...
Health Insurers Are Trying To Track The Junk Food You Buy At Grocery Stores - Report

Mushroom kit has roots in used coffee grounds (video)

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As UC Berkeley students, the co-founders of "Back to the Roots" discovered they could grow mushrooms using recycled coffee grounds. Now their mushroom kit sells at grocery stores across the country....
Mushroom kit has roots in used coffee grounds (video)

Wow! Apple Turns Over Its Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*

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Apple turns over its inventory once every five days. according to aThat's part of why a new report from the technology research firm, Gartner, ranked Apple's supply chain the best in the world. And it's pretty amazing when you think about it. This is a company that sells hundreds of...
Wow! Apple Turns Over Its Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*

Leaked! MPAA Talking Points On Copyright Reform: Copyright Is Awesome For Everyone!

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With the possibility of comprehensive copyright reform in the US in the air, we warned that lobbyists from all sides were about to be very, very busy on Capitol Hill, and it has already begun. We've heard from very reliable sources that the MPAA has basically been blanketing Congress with...
Leaked! MPAA Talking Points On Copyright Reform: Copyright Is Awesome For Everyone!

The latest venture play: composting

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It all started with a breakfast buffet and some tossed out french toast. That was when the CEO of composting soil startup EcoScraps, Dan Blake, says he realized he wanted to make a business off of collecting food waste and turning it into something useful. Two years later, this week,...
The latest venture play: composting

Tactile glove is like a homing device for your hand

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A prototype glove uses vibrating feedback and a Kinect sensor to guide wearers to items in grocery stores, libraries, warehouses, and other locations. [Read more]...
Tactile glove is like a homing device for your hand

Verizon, Redbox team up to build video streaming, DVD service

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Verizon and Redbox are developing a new video service to compete against Netflix, which will combine Redbox's kiosk DVD and Blu-Ray rental service with streaming and downloadable video content made possible by Verizon's network. Verizon and Redbox parent company Coinstar announced the partnership today with a press release and...
Verizon, Redbox team up to build video streaming, DVD service

Don't Grieve for the Great A&P

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Sometime in the next few weeks, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company will emerge from bankruptcy. Shortly thereafter, it is likely to cease its corporate existence, swallowed up not for its devalued brand, but for its store locations around New York City. Aside from its remaining employees, no one...
Don't Grieve for the Great A&P
Coupons.com Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe & Meal Planning Service KitchMe

How Not to Advertise on Twitter

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Twitter's sponsored tweets and sponsored hashtags are cropping up more often as the social network places a heavy focus on advertising. As with any new advertising offering, we'll learn how to use it effectively by watching the efforts of others. Advertising on a social network offers up opportunities for engagement...
How Not to Advertise on Twitter

Walk Score tool measures neighborhood access for restaurants, schools, coffee shops

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How many coffee shops are within a 20-minute walking distance radius in downtown Seattle? What about grocery stores? Restaurants? Walk Score‘s new ChoiceMaps tool can answer those questions and more. The Seattle-based company that promotes walkable neighborhoods debuted the neighborhood analytics product today, which helps users measure access and depth of...
Walk Score tool measures neighborhood access for restaurants, schools, coffee shops

Are you ready for appliances that are smarter than you?

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LG, the South Korean electronics manufacturer, has introduced its first Smart Thinq connected appliance last week in its home country with a refrigerator that knows what’s inside it. The appliance can even communicate with your phone. According to an LG spokesman, a similar connected fridge will launch in the U.S....
Are you ready for appliances that are smarter than you?

Whole Foods experimenting with Kinect-powered shopping carts that are smarter than you (video)

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Here's a little secret Whole Foods doesn't like to advertise: they want, nay, demand, that a rather large percentage of residents near its highfalutin grocery stores have a college degree. Apparently you've gotta be smart to navigate its aisles crowded with over-priced organic wares and exotic condiments. Perhaps, though,...
Whole Foods experimenting with Kinect-powered shopping carts that are smarter than you (video)

AgLocal Raises $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others To Enable Sustainable Meat Production

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AgLocal, a startup that’s using the power of the Internet to disrupt how animal farmers connect with meat buyers and distributors, has just scored $1 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, midwest VC firm OpenAir Equity Partners and other angels including John Fohr (Partner at Lux Capital), Thad Langford (former CEO...
AgLocal Raises $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others To Enable Sustainable Meat Production

Can you name five ways grocery stores take your money and give you less? http://lgno.me/a1LG7o

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Can you name five ways grocery stores take your money and give you less? http://lgno.me/a1LG7o

QThru gears up for US expansion as its self-checkout apps for grocery stores go live

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After digesting a $3.5 million investment round secured in July, mobile self-checkout service provider QThru is beginning its expansion in the US as it launches apps for iOS and Android. After a successful test-run at the Ridge IGA Supermarket in Snoqualmie, Washington, QThru is planning on bringing its smartphone-based self-checkout service...
QThru gears up for US expansion as its self-checkout apps for grocery stores go live

East Coast storm brings blizzard of social tweets and posts

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When there's a blizzard approaching, people flock to grocery stores for bread and milk, test their generators...and nowadays take to Twitter and Facebook....
East Coast storm brings blizzard of social tweets and posts
Peapod brings 'virtual grocery stores' to Chicago's 'L' stations

A trip to the (virtual) grocery store

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"Virtual" grocery stores aren't just for South Koreans anymore—a version of them exists in the US now as well. Peapod, which operates without commercial stores and delivers groceries to customers after they order online, is testing a new real-life shopping concept in Chicago and Philadelphia. But it doesn't involve...
A trip to the (virtual) grocery store

Tellmewhere Makes Location-Based Social Networking More Useful

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Tellmewhere is a location-based iPhone and Android app that offers its users personalized recommendations for restaurants, bars, grocery stores and other local retailers. The service, which also offers a full set of location-based social networking features, is already very popular in Europe where it has about 500,000 users. With the...
Tellmewhere Makes Location-Based Social Networking More Useful

Google buys BufferBox, a rival to Amazon Lockers

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The combination of the bricks and clicks world is getting a bit more interesting. Google today announced that it is buying Waterloo, Ontario-based BufferBox, a 21-month-old Canadian company that allows parcels to be shipped to pick-up stations. The move is interesting because Amazon.com has been rolling out a competitive locker...
Google buys BufferBox, a rival to Amazon Lockers

Startup Spotlight: Localblox creates a Facebook-esque community for your neighborhood

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Facebook is nice and all, but with one billion users, it’s hard to feel like there’s any more than a pool of statuses and food photos. Sure, it’s great for keeping in touch with old friends, but what about people who live right next door? When Sabrira Arefin and Ashfaq Rahman...
Startup Spotlight: Localblox creates a Facebook-esque community for your neighborhood
More bad news for Vegas Tech Fund: Star company Romotive is moving to the Bay Area

Recipe curator Gojee launches iOS, Android apps

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It took Gojee just a year to go from zero to 500,000 registered users, and it managed that feat by addressing only half its potential market. The online recipe aggregation, search and curation service prides itself as being an object of pure culinary beauty as well as a utilitarian cooking...
Recipe curator Gojee launches iOS, Android apps

Google Maps for iOS gets 1.1 update, adds searchable Google contacts, suggested search categories

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The very, very popular Google Maps application on iOS today received its first update, edging the version number from 1.0 to 1.1. In 1.1, users can search saved addresses of contacts directly from the main search bar, as well as browse by a variety of categories -- food, coffee,...
Google Maps for iOS gets 1.1 update, adds searchable Google contacts, suggested search categories
Quit cutting those coupons: SavingStar raises $9.1M to do the work for you

Take a Note: Typing With No Hands

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I am writing this paragraph on an iPhone. But I am not typing it on the phone’s virtual keyboard. I am dictating it using a little-known feature that allows you to employ your voice instead of your fingers wherever text entry is possible on the device. [ See post to...
Take a Note: Typing With No Hands

Report: Facebook not trusted as much as Amazon or Google

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A new poll out by Harris Interactive finds that more U.S. adults feel comfortable sharing personal information with Amazon.com and Google than they do with Facebook. According the study, just a third of survey respondents said they are comfortable with how Facebook handles personal information related to the delivery of ads....
Report: Facebook not trusted as much as Amazon or Google

Wow! Apple Turns Over Its Entire Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*

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Apple turns over its inventory once every five days. That's part of why a new report from the technology research firm, Gartner, ranked Apple's supply chain the best in the world. And it's pretty amazing when you think about it. This is a company that sells hundreds of millions of hardware...
Wow! Apple Turns Over Its Entire Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*

Why you ought to change your business model

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Time to shred that old business plan? Photo via Yoppy No matter how prepared you are for the future, how satisfied you are with your customers or how well you are positioned in the market, you may not always be on target with your business strategy, especially if the business landscape changes,...
Why you ought to change your business model
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