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Programmer who took down open source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds

Programmer who took down open source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds On Friday afternoon Chef CEO Barry Crist and CTO Corey Scobie sat down with TechCrunch to defend their contract with ICE after a firestorm on social media called for them to cut ties with the controversial agency. On Sunday, programmer […]

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Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests

Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/ICE. Eventually it led to an influential open source developer removing a couple of key […]

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ckbk pulls a ‘Spotify for recipes’ out of the beta oven

ckbk pulls a ‘Spotify for recipes’ out of the beta oven Cooking may be under sustained attack by a wave of on-demand food delivery startups, with names that can double as gluttonous calls to action (oh hey Just Eat!), but that hasn’t stopped London-based startup ckbk from pushing in the opposite direction […]

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Chef goes 100% open source

Chef goes 100% open source Chef, the popular automation service, today announced that it is open sourcing all of its software under the Apache 2 license. Until now, Chef used an open core model with a number of proprietary products that complemented its open-source tools. Most of these proprietary tools focused on […]

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Launching from YC, Eclipse Foods casts a long shadow over the $336 billion dairy industry

Launching from YC, Eclipse Foods casts a long shadow over the 6 billion dairy industry Eclipse Foods may be the company that finally takes milk out of the dairy business. Ever since the acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by the French dairy giant Danone for over $10 billion investors have been thirsting for […]

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Asian food delivery startup Chowbus raises $4M

Asian food delivery startup Chowbus raises M When one food delivery startup fails, another gets funded. Chowbus, an Asian food ordering platform headquartered in Chicago, has brought in a $4 million “seed” funding led by Greycroft Partners and FJ Labs, with participation from Hyde Park Angels and Fika Ventures. The startup, aware of the challenges that plague startups in […]

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American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge

American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge American Express has made an acquisition in Japan after it picked up restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge in an undisclosed deal. The acquisition was announced in Japanese and in English by James Riney, the head of 500 Startups Japan which invested in Pocket Concierge as one […]

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In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs

In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs Federico Antoni Contributor Federico Antoni is managing partner at ALLVP, an early-stage VC based in Mexico. He is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. More posts by this contributor Not another AI post The rise and rise […]

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Lies, damn lies, and HQ2

Lies, damn lies, and HQ2 There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of thinkers on the topic. I’ve come to a singular conclusion: when tech moves into […]

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will also work their […]

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