Former TechShop CEO Mark Hatch joins Network Society Ventures as General Partner

tc-makers-techshop Early-stage venture firm Network Society Ventures has snagged TechShop’s former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner.
Hatch is recognized as a pioneer of the maker movement, is a current entrepreneur in residence at UC Berkeley, and is a former Green Beret.
For those who don’t know it, TechShop bills itself as “a membership-based DIY… Read More

tc-makers-techshop Early-stage venture firm Network Society Ventures has snagged TechShop’s former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner.
Hatch is recognized as a pioneer of the maker movement, is a current entrepreneur in residence at UC Berkeley, and is a former Green Beret.
For those who don’t know it, TechShop bills itself as “a membership-based DIY… Read More

14 gifts that keep on giving

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday?
The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday?
The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

No more pastry panic: Alexa can now talk you through recipes

screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-10-57-37-am When I cook I make a huge mess and the product is edible about 50 percent of the time, which is why I’m hoping Alexa can help. I lean on the disembodied spirit of Amazon that lives inside my black tube and various small plastic pucks for so many things, it’s only natural I’d add culinary skill to the list, and the new Allrecipes skill (via The Verge) for Alexa provides… Read More

screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-10-57-37-am When I cook I make a huge mess and the product is edible about 50 percent of the time, which is why I’m hoping Alexa can help. I lean on the disembodied spirit of Amazon that lives inside my black tube and various small plastic pucks for so many things, it’s only natural I’d add culinary skill to the list, and the new Allrecipes skill (via The Verge) for Alexa provides… Read More

Starbucks starts selling Ember mugs, which keep your drink at a steady temp for hours

The Ember temperature control mug. Last year, Ember Technologies Inc. ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to build a mug that keeps hot drinks at the perfect sipping temperature. By now, it’s sold 4,000 of these devices. And in something of a coup for the startup, Starbucks Corp. has begun selling Ember Temperature Control Mugs in its stores across most of the U.S. and online for $149.95. Whether it’s coffee,… Read More

The Ember temperature control mug. Last year, Ember Technologies Inc. ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to build a mug that keeps hot drinks at the perfect sipping temperature. By now, it’s sold 4,000 of these devices. And in something of a coup for the startup, Starbucks Corp. has begun selling Ember Temperature Control Mugs in its stores across most of the U.S. and online for $149.95. Whether it’s coffee,… Read More

Munchery appoints new CEO amid reported struggles

munchery ceo James Beriker On-demand food delivery startup Munchery has a new chief executive officer. James Beriker, the former CEO of Simply Hired, is taking the place of Munchery co-founder Tri Tran, who is now the company’s chief strategy officer, the company announced today. The appointment comes on the exact same day Bloomberg reported that Munchery has struggled to improve its margins, makes more food than… Read More

munchery ceo James Beriker On-demand food delivery startup Munchery has a new chief executive officer. James Beriker, the former CEO of Simply Hired, is taking the place of Munchery co-founder Tri Tran, who is now the company’s chief strategy officer, the company announced today. The appointment comes on the exact same day Bloomberg reported that Munchery has struggled to improve its margins, makes more food than… Read More

Walmart tries using blockchain to take unsafe food off shelves

It’s scary when stores have to pull unsafe food. It can take days to pinpoint the batch or supplier that caused the problem, which could lead to people getting sick… or at best, force the store to yank more products than necessary. Walmart believ…

It's scary when stores have to pull unsafe food. It can take days to pinpoint the batch or supplier that caused the problem, which could lead to people getting sick… or at best, force the store to yank more products than necessary. Walmart believ…

Amazon Echo now talks you through 60,000 recipes

Believe it or not, there hasn’t really been a comprehensive recipe skill for Amazon Echo speakers. Campbell’s skill is focused on the soup brand, IFTTT integration is imperfect and Jamie Oliver’s skill won’t read cooking instructions aloud. Allrecipe…

Believe it or not, there hasn't really been a comprehensive recipe skill for Amazon Echo speakers. Campbell's skill is focused on the soup brand, IFTTT integration is imperfect and Jamie Oliver's skill won't read cooking instructions aloud. Allrecipe…

McDonald’s releases a VR video to show what it’s like eating at a McDonald’s

mcdonaldsjustforyouinterior_5 Every generation gets the McDonald’s it deserves. And every so often, the ubiquitous fast food chain looks to reinvent invent itself for the times. There’s the McCafe coffee shop-style restaurant that launched down under in Australia in the 90s and the Create Your Taste concept from a few years back designed the compete with Shake Shack. There was that weird take on the… Read More

mcdonaldsjustforyouinterior_5 Every generation gets the McDonald’s it deserves. And every so often, the ubiquitous fast food chain looks to reinvent invent itself for the times. There’s the McCafe coffee shop-style restaurant that launched down under in Australia in the 90s and the Create Your Taste concept from a few years back designed the compete with Shake Shack. There was that weird take on the… Read More