Samsung Adds Food Image Recognition To Bixby Through Calorie Mama API

Search has come a long way since the earliest algorithms deployed by Google, Lycos, and Inktomi. After conquering basic and complex queries, search engines set their sites on images, video, and audio as frontiers that required new ways of looking at metadata to provide consumers with useful results. Image recognition has been a focus of … Continue reading Samsung Adds Food Image Recognition To Bixby Through Calorie Mama API

To Get Bigger, 23andMe Is Watching A Hundred Thousand People Diet

23andMe validated countless ancestral claims (and genetic ties to St. Patrick’s Day) with its DNA tests, and now the company is focusing on something quite different: the scale. In December, the biotech pioneer announced a weight loss intervention study to better understand the relationship between genetics and lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise. “We suspect that there … Continue reading To Get Bigger, 23andMe Is Watching A Hundred Thousand People Diet

Applebee’s and IHOP’s new recipe for success: technology, takeout and takeovers

With free birthday breakfast meals and all-you-can-eat riblets, t​​​​he IHOP and Applebee's restaurant chains became a traditional stop for millions of American families seeking a feast. But casual dining restaurants began to lose their appeal for millennial-generation foodies, and in 2016, Applebee's tried to update its image. The restaurant got rid of its signature riblets … Continue reading Applebee’s and IHOP’s new recipe for success: technology, takeout and takeovers

Gatorade partners with Seattle startup Volt, will integrate nutrition advice into workout app

Volt Athletics is teaming up with one of the biggest names in sports business. The Seattle startup today announced a new partnership with Gatorade and will rename its strength and conditioning consumer app to “Volt Fueled by Gatorade.” The revamped app combines Volt’s “intelligent” workout technology with Gatorade’s sports nutrition expertise, offering a more complete digital fitness … Continue reading Gatorade partners with Seattle startup Volt, will integrate nutrition advice into workout app

Now You Can Buy Insanely Cheap Restaurant Leftovers Using an App

The concept of food waste usually conjures images of servers removing half-eaten meals from diners’ tables and chucking the remains of the meal into the trash. There is, however, a completely separate type of restaurant food waste: the untouched edibles thrown out of the kitchen. Maybe someone ordered too many avocados, or the chef made … Continue reading Now You Can Buy Insanely Cheap Restaurant Leftovers Using an App

Uber Eats’ Move Adds to a Noisy, Competitive Delivery Market

The food delivery business has suddenly shifted from being about consumer convenience to a battle of market competitors more focused on profits and flattening the value chain than providing options. An industry focused on giving hungry consumers the opportunity to select from a wide array of dinner-time choices has morphed into pizza delivery 2.0 and … Continue reading Uber Eats’ Move Adds to a Noisy, Competitive Delivery Market

Pizza Hut is making Black Mirror’s self-driving pizza van a reality

We have good news and bad news, people. The good news is that self-driving pizza delivery vans are becoming a reality. The bad news is that our world is literally turning into Black Mirror. Pizza Hut has tweeted some concept art for what it calls "the first Pizza Hut fully autonomous delivery concept vehicle", saying that … Continue reading Pizza Hut is making Black Mirror’s self-driving pizza van a reality

Uber Eats acquires David Chang’s food delivery startup Ando

Ando, the delivery-only restaurant started by David Chang last year, has been acquired by Uber Eats, according to TechCrunch. The startup will cease delivery of its gooey cheesesteak sandwiches and crunchy chicken fingers in New York City (its only service location) as it begins to merge with the ride-hail giant’s food delivery service. “Starting Jan 22nd, 2018, … Continue reading Uber Eats acquires David Chang’s food delivery startup Ando