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La Belle Assiette Launches Its On-Demand Chef Service In Belgium And The U.K.

 French startup La Belle Assiette just opened shop in Belgium. La Belle Assiette is a sort of on-demand chef service. You can browse the site, find your chef and book a meal directly from the service — a chef will then come to your home or office. The startup will also roll out its offering in the U.K., Switzerland and Luxembourg in the next six...

Get Poached

 The tech/startup industry is about as incestuous as it gets, and that’s without any clear tools to help people switch from one moonshot to the next. So imagine a world in which there are two! Allow me to proudly introduce PoachBox, the anonymous employee auction site, and Underdog, the NY-based site for finding your next employer. Read More ...

New HTC One Will Get A Google Play Edition, HTC Itself Confirms Via Play Store App Description

The all new HTC One, which is often referred to as the M8, will have a Google Play Edition as expected, according to new information from an unlikely source ahead of its official unveiling. The Play Edition M8 is referred to by name in an official app description of HTC software released to Google Play. Google is making a number of its apps available to the Play...

Let’s End The Search For Mobile TV

Mobile TV has never been a thing. Since the Sony Watchman in 1982, we’ve been excited at the prospect of mobile TV, but no matter how good our devices are, there still seems to be something missing. As recently as this January, Josh Elman noted to John Borthwick that the results of the Homescreen 2014 study show that even now, no one keeps mobile video apps on...

Real Engines Of Growth Have Nothing To Do With Growth Hacking

Imagine you’re a 17-year-old girl at a well-to-do high school in Los Angeles, and you just discovered Snapchat. Until that moment, every time you thought about sending risqué photos to your romantic interest, you had to worry about images of your naked self ending up on the internet. When you wanted to gossip with your peers about a crush or a friend or...

Report: Apple Considers Building An On-Demand Music Service To Take On Spotify

Apple already has iTunes Radio, but it’s hoping to go further in the direction of on-demand music, according to a report in Billboard that cites “three people familiar with the talks” between Apple and music labels. To be clear, Billboard describes these as “exploratory talks,” so it doesn’t sound like anything is definite....

Founder Gabe Adiv Resurrects TuneUp To Continue Tidying Up Your Music Library

TuneUp, the app that cleans up your iTunes and Windows Media Player library (by correcting song information, providing missing cover art, and more), seemed to reach the end of the road last month with the shutdown of TuneUp Media. It turns out, however, that founder Gabe Adiv wasn’t willing to let it die. Adiv said he resigned as CEO of TuneUp Media last...

Former Baidu COO David Zhu Joins GGV Capital’s Investment Team

David Zhu, former COO of Chinese search giant Baidu, has joined GGV Capital as an investor. Based in Menlo Park and Shanghai, GGV Capital invests in companies that bridge the gap between the U.S. and China. Its portfolio includes top Chinese tech companies like Alibaba, Kingsoft, Qunar, UCWeb, Youku-Tudou, and YY.com. Read More ...