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In the ongoing march to its outsized IPO, Uber is trying out yet another delivery product. But this time, instead of bringing you packages…
Yummly hopes adding Android to its growing mobile portfolio will provide the same boost in recipe searches and new users that its iPhone and iPad launch generated.
There’s more to the story of restaurant food than a blurry smartphone photo can tell. Backed by GrubHub’s Matt Maloney, Morsel is creating a forum for chefs to communicate with their patrons.
Square is buying swish meal delivery service Caviar. The San Francisco startup could be what Square was missing to make its mark with independent restaurants.
Tastemade thinks that foodies want to do more that just watch videos about restaurants and cooking — which is why the company made apps to let everyone film their own restaurant reviews.
OpenTable tried offering daily restaurant deals but canned the service. Priceline could revive that model using its own travel and entertainment discounting tools.
Food Genius started out trying to predict big nationwide food trends for big packaged food companies, but now it’s changed gears focus on how our appetites change on market by market base.
Food Network may be entertaining with you with culinary TV battles today, but it could wind up helping you plan your meals online tomorrow.
GrubHub raises $200 million as it debuts on the New York Stock Exchange. The Chicago company is the largest portal for online food takeout and delivery orders in the U.S.
Natural Machines is finally putting a date on the first shipments of its food 3D printer. It won’t cook you a five-course dinner, but it’s capable of making pasta, pizza and more.
Recipe search engine Yummly wants to be more than just a research tool. With its new iPad app it hopes to become a digital kitchen assistant.
After buying up several of its competitors, GrubHub has announced its intentions to take its online digital food delivery and takeout operation public.
So far if you want a connected kitchen your primary option is a Bluetooth-enabled food scale. Adaptics launches with Drop, a new entrant into the category with a slight twist.
There’s a lot to like about The Orange Chef’s plan to turn the lowly food scale into a virtual kitchen assistant, but it’s larger goal of building creating a connected kitchen is far more elusive.
Yummly’s first mobile app doesn’t just port its semantic food search engine over to iOS. Rather, the company has designed its iPhone app to be used in the grocery store rather than the kitchen.
Serious Eats, one of my favorite food websites, has launched a monthly food magazine with iOS publisher 29th Street Publishing (more about…
Researchers built a hamburger from strips of muscle grown from cow stem cells. It was tasted for the first time in London this morning.
Many city dwellers rely on online grocery shopping in order to avoid inconvenient urban supermarkets. But this is still one area where I prefer the analog shopping experience.
Yelp announced on Tuesday that it will move into doing transactions on the site, starting with food delivery but eventually moving into booking services like salon appointments or yoga studios.
Building a new data-based product or business is a lot like taking a recipe from idea through menu item. It has to be great in the end, but getting there can be a complicated process.
Rap Genius started out as a website that lets fans annotate rap lyrics, but it’s expanded to allow annotation of lots of different types of content. Cooking site Food52 has partnered with Rap Genius to let users annotate recipes, and Sheryl Sandberg annotated the first chapter of Lean In.
Online food delivery and takeout portal Foodler is now accepting Bitcoin alongside credit cards and cash-on-delivery for orders from more than 17,000 restaurants.
Cooking website Food52 closed a $2 million funding round, bringing the total amount of money it’s raised to $2.75 million. The round was led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, and Food52 plans to launch a publishing partnership with Random House.
Y Combinator’s winter batch launched on Tuesday in Mountain View. Here are the second batch of startups we’d pick out of the day’s line-up that are worth a look.
Three years after its founding, SF-based food discovery app Foodspotting announced it is joining OpenTable. The deal is worth $10 million.
New innovations are looking to create much more efficient ways to create meat products . . . and they don’t come from animals.
Jamie Oliver’s new Food Tube channel is live on YouTube – and it’s going to feature some familiar faces for people who scour the video site for unique food videos.
If you’ve ever ordered a dish off a menu, chances are it’s in Food Genius’s servers. The startup has compiled a mammoth database of menus with the goal of tracking what America is eating. In January it begins selling that data to food companies.
Looking for high-end fashion ideas in addition to the perfect lasagna recipe? Gojee’s new fashion verticals might seem like an odd fit, but when you look at the company’s approach toward quality products and visual discovery, suddenly the new additions make a lot of sense.
Silicon valley may be looking toward in-vitro meat as the cuisine of the future, but there are plenty in the food and tech industries looking at alternatives. They’re getting together in New York to explore other ways technology can reduce our dependence on meat.
In a digital world, the recipe has transformed from a static set of instructions into a kind of open-source code which any cook and adjust or reformulate. Food Network’s Alton Brown proposes to embrace that trend to create a form of living recipe.
Community cooking portal Allrecipes.com recorded record traffic over Thanksgiving, but what’s most surprising is where that traffic came from: 41 percent of its visits came from a smartphone or tablet. Allrecipes started out as a web enterprise, but it’s quickly turning into a mobile one.
Your mobile phone or tablet can’t cook your Thanksgiving meal for you, but they can definitely get you out a jam if you cook yourself into a corner. Here are three apps that will make the ordeal of Thanksgiving dinner easier.
GrubHub has souped up its mobile apps and web portal with new order tracking features, allowing its diners to track the status of their meals from the moment they leave the restaurant to the moment they arrive at the front door.
The growth of YouTube video channels are leading to new partnerships that let print publications expand their brand into the video space. One example is New York magazine which is showcasing fish sandwiches and other highlights from its annual cheap eats issue.
Gojee has been using ingredient data to recommend recipes and track pantry staples on the web for a year. Now it’s final ready to make its service portable. Today it launched mobile apps for Android, the iPhone and the iPad.
Snooth is making wine recommendations on every recipe that Springpad users clip. Rather than hire an army of sommeliers to suggest pairings for the countless recipes on the web, Snoot has built an algorithm that deconstructs recipes and matches them to their ideal wine profiles.
Sounds creepy, but someday we may need to change out the blood cartridges in our printers before we can print out dinner. Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs is investing in a cultured food startup called Modern Meadow, which aims to combine in-vitro meat with 3D printing.
Social dining network Grubwithus has raised $5 million in Series A financing, which the startup will use to expand its basic business premise: getting likeminded strangers together in a physical restaurant to share a meal.
Foodspotting is putting great services offered by Yelp right into its social food-finding app: reviews, as well as OpenTable reservations and menu pages from Single Platform. Plus: Restaurants will find more informative dashboard pages and users will see far more data on their profile pages.
Online delivery service Just-Eat raised $64 million, and has its sights set on expansion. Surely it would target America, the home of fast food, right? Wrong. CEO Klaus Nyengaard tells us why he doesn’t want to roll out in the U.S any time soon.
European online food delivery service Just-Eat plans to consolidate its position as the industry’s global leader with a bumper new round of funding led by private equity group Vitruvian. And that means more expansion and more acquisition.
Since its launch in 2009, Food52 has become a premier destination for community-vetted recipes online, but its founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs have grown even more ambitious. They want to build a crowdsourced clearinghouse of culinary knowledge that cooks can access anywhere on the Web.
Finding a recipe is easy. Cooking it can be tough. Startup YumvY hopes to change that with a GPS-style step-by-step Web app that takes those of us who haven’t been to culinary school through the process of getting dinner on the table.
Managers at a German food delivery web firm have been questioned over a denial-of-service attack on a rival – but is this a serious matter or just a PR battle?
The aim of ZipList has always been to work with the big food media brands, and now it’s getting its wish. Condé Nast has acquired ZipList for an undisclosed amount, linking the startup with some of the biggest food titles both on and off the Web.
After years of building up its cooking video library, iFood.tv is making the move to both bigger and smaller screens. This week, it plans to launch apps for the Boxee, Google and Yahoo connected TV platforms, while last week it launched its first Android app.
When ZipList launched its digital grocery list and recipe clipping service in 2010, it dreamed of becoming the premier destination website for home cooks. But those dreams were quickly dashed as ZipList couldn’t compete against the big cooking sites. So ZipList decided to partner with them.
An open data standard for food has emerged on the web. This way restaurants, food apps, grocery stores, the government and other interested parties can tell that arugula is also rocket salad, no matter where on the web it occurs.
A number of companies are emerging to build businesses with recurring revenue streams based on serving up monthly packages of food, beauty, clothing and other products. The so-called subscription commerce market is expanding rapidly — but what’s behind the trend, and why are consumers signing up?
Just in time for its second birthday, food-finding app Foodspotting is rolling out some major design changes. Starting Wednesday, regular users of the app will notice a redesigned interface and a new logo, meant to emphasize new personalization and social features.
Eater.com, the popular blog network that covers bar and restaurant news across 15 metropolitan areas, has teamed up with online matchmaking service HowAboutWe to launch “Eater Dating.” The service will encourage people to set up foodie-centric first dates, such as “Eat oysters at the Ferry Building.”
Losing weight is on a lot of people’s minds post-New Year, so this is a perfect time to revisit tips and tricks about how to use Apple technologies to help you get healthier in 2012. Attitude, food and activity monitoring can contribute to a healthier you.
When you find that perfect recipe on the web, you want to hold on to it. We tested several recipe apps with the aim of creating a digital library of culinary masterpieces. But we discovered that while recipe aggregation tools are useful, they still fall short.
Foodily, the website that lets you find recipes and share them with your Facebook friends, has launched a superslick offering for the iPhone. A big benefit that’s new to the iPhone app is that users can post personal photos of their latest culinary creations.
Mobile app Nosh launched just three months ago from Firespotter Labs, whose CEO Craig Walker was one of the founders of Google Voice. It now has 1 million ratings of dishes and on Tuesday the company announced a series of updates, including integration of Google Places.
Foodspotting, the app for finding and rating restaurant dishes, is getting in on the daily deals action. It plans to announce Tuesday that it is hooking up with Atlanta-based local deals purveyor Scoutmob to offer 50 percent and 100 percent off coupons for nearby restaurants.
Gojee, a recipe search site that knows what I have in my pantry and uses that knowledge to deliver fresh ideas for dinner, has reached 50,000 users. But it may be most useful as a lesson on bringing big data to applications and the masses.
Firepotter Labs, an incubator of sorts backed by Google and co-founded by Craig Walker, released Nosh, an app that lets users check in, rate, review and share menu items. It’s like a cross between Foursquare and Yelp for dishes.
There’s been a good deal of worry over geo-location services embedded in iPhone and Android phones, after it was revealed that Apple (NSDQ:…
PlayOn users will soon get a lot more content options, as the software maker has opened up its API, enabling users to build channels for their own favorite content sources. Already users have developed 20 new channels, including some for Food Network, Lifetime and TV Land.
Food is the next frontier for mobile, big data and web services to change our lives, but in order to make that happen we need open standards, or any kind of standards for identifying ingredients, importing recipes and tracking nutritional data.
Summer may officially be over, but to say good-bye to the first round of our BBQ&A video series, we invited Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo to show us how to grill up some delicious eggplant and bulgogi beef, a traditional Korean barbecue dish.
Just in time for the Labor Day weekend, we bring you the second installment of our web TV series BBQ&A. In this episode, oDesk CEO Gary Swart turned up the heat with a homemade feast fit for a Silicon Valley king.
Foodspotting, a startup that allows users to share photos of their favorite dishes with friends and other food-lovers, has landed a $750,000 seed round from a series of investors led by Aydin Senkut and Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, as well as Google executive Steve Lee.
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