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Latest Attempt to ‘Disrupt’ Bodegas Is a Self-Driving Convenience Store on Wheels

Source: Grub Street NY

The trailer for Silicon Valley‘s fifth season is finally out, which means you might mistake Robomart for a parody start-up you’ll see on HBO. Don’t: The Santa Clara company behind “the world’s first self-driving mini mart” is very real, and founder Ali Ahmed seems to have learned very …

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Juicero Founder Now Promoting $40 Jugs of ‘Raw Water’ in Silicon Valley

Source: Grub Street NY

Curious what the man who introduced the world to Juicero, the $400 machine that cold-pressed juice about as well as your bare hands did, is up to in 2018? Doug Evans’s free time since the company shuttered in September has allowed him to explore new things, like

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This Pizza Start-up Created a Cryptocurrency That Pays Workers for the Company’s Success

Source: Grub Street NY

Since the dawn of burger-flipping, the same riddle has plagued restaurateurs — why should the company’s long-term prospects matter to workers who are paid hourly? Even the best answers have big detractors; just this week, Mario Batali said it’s “odd” to think raising wages is a solution. But a …

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Of Course Silicon Valley Got a $600-a-Head Wagyu Steakhouse

Source: Grub Street NY

Tech moguls in Silicon Valley now live a short driverless-car trip away from the world’s “ultimate Wagyu steak experience.” Hiroshi is the brainchild of chef-owner Hiroshi Kimura, who tells Business Insider that he surveyed the Bay Area restaurant scene on a trip from Hawaii in 2016, and decided …

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‘Not Hotdog’ and 7 Other Hyperspecific (Surprisingly Real) Food Apps

Source: Grub Street NY

This week’s Silicon Valley saw two characters, Erlich Bachman and Jian Yang, luck into the creation of an app that can identify whether an object is a hot dog, or not a hot dog. Funnily, an official version of that app, called Not Hotdog, is now …

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Robot Food Deliveries Arrive in D.C. and Silicon Valley

Source: Grub Street NY

Couch-prone residents of Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. can now get their seasonal Starbucks lattes delivered judgment-free by a robot. Starship Technologies, a robotics start-up run by two Skype co-founders, has put a handful of its autonomous rovers to work delivering orders for both …

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Robot Food Deliveries Arrive in D.C. and Silicon Valley

Source: Grub Street NY

Couch-prone residents of Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. can now get their seasonal Starbucks lattes delivered judgment-free by a robot. Starship Technologies, a robotics start-up run by two Skype co-founders, has put a handful of its autonomous rovers to work delivering orders for both …

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Robot Food Deliveries Arrive in D.C. and Silicon Valley

Source: Grub Street NY

Couch-prone residents of Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. can now get their seasonal Starbucks lattes delivered judgment-free by a robot. Starship Technologies, a robotics start-up run by two Skype co-founders, has put a handful of its autonomous rovers to work delivering orders for both …

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Tech Companies Are Ruining Silicon Valley’s Restaurants

Source: Grub Street NY

Silicon Valley may be the world’s best place to make fake meat, but turns out it’s a really sorry one to run a normal restaurant right now. The Times took a long look at how inhospitable the Valley’s become for eateries that fall in …

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