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Amazon Restaurants in U.S. is shutting down
TechCrunch

Following November’s closure of Amazon’s restaurant delivery business in London, the company is now shutting down operations in the U.S. The service, which was launched back in fall 2015, was designed to give Prime members another perk — a way to order meals,… more…

Infarm closes $100M Series B to scale its ‘urban farming platform’
TechCrunch

Infarm, the Berlin-based startup that has developed vertical farming tech for grocery stores and restaurants, is disclosing $100 in in Series B investment. The round is led by London VC Atomico, and consists of mix of equity funding and debt financing. Infarm… more…

Tyson Foods launches its take on alternative proteins with new “Raised & Rooted” brand
TechCrunch

Earlier today, Tyson Foods announced the launch of its first foray into the meat replacement market with the unveiling of its Raised and Rooted brand. While the company’s plant-based nuggets present a direct challenge to companies like Beyond Meat, Tyson Food… more…

Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air
TechCrunch

Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, Skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air vehicles. At Uber Elevate today, eight firms unveiled 16 new designs for Sk… more…

Your Cheap-Ass Bee House Is Probably Killing the Bees
Gizmodo.com

It’s a noble cause—trying to help bees thrive as populations face catastrophic collapse. One of the ways folks have been doing this recently is by purchasing bee houses. Bees will build their nests and lay their larvae inside these cute little tube-filled woo… more…

The World’s Malnourished Kids Don’t Need a $295 Burger
The New York Times

A quarter of the world’s children are stunted from inadequate diets. more…

The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream
The New York Times

For generations, owning a small business has been a path upward for immigrants. That path is getting harder and harder to forge. more…

An Evening Spent Watching Theater (and Visiting Goats) in Riverside Park
The New York Times

Hudson Warehouse’s performances are intimate, low key and plentiful. No tickets or assigned seats necessary, and admission is pay-what-you’re-able. more…

Amazon Restaurants food delivery service is shutting down
Mashable

Sorry to those who loved ordering food deliveries from Amazon, but those days are over. More specifically, the days of Amazon Restaurants are over GeekWire reported on Tuesday that Amazon had shut down the in-house food delivery service about four years after… more…

Canada erupts as Raptors capture first ever NBA championship
Reuters

Canadians erupted from coast to coast and all the way up to the Arctic on Thursday as the Toronto Raptors captured their first NBA championship in a country that is traditionally known as the home of hockey. more…

Hundreds rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests against extradition bill
Reuters

Hundreds braved thunderstorms in Hong Kong on Tuesday for a fresh wave of protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, but the Chinese-ruled city's leader said she would not back down. more…

Sara Netanyahu Agrees To Pay $15,000 Over $100,000 Catering Scandal
Npr.org

The wife of Israel's prime minister will pay the money as part of a plea deal. She was accused of ordering meals from fancy restaurants on the public's dime for years even though she had a cook. more…

Sudan Protesters Stage Mass Civil Disobedience In Latest Effort To End Military Rule
Npr.org

The strike follows a military crackdown that protesters say left more than 100 killed by security forces. Additionally, at least 784 people have been wounded in its capital, Khartoum, since Monday. more…

For Many Germans, Cash Is Still King
Npr.org

Average citizens in Germany carry more than 100 euros on them, well over most of their neighbors, and they keep big stashes at home. more…

Amazon To Shut Down Its Amazon Restaurants Business
Slashdot.org

According to GeekWire, Amazon is shutting down its Amazon Restaurants food delivery service in the U.S. The service, which was first launched in Seattle back in 2015, gave Prime members a way to get meals delivered to their door, using the dedicated website o… more…

Beyond Meat jumps on report that Impossible Burger shortages have hit restaurants (BYND)
Business Insider

Beyond Meat shares jumped Friday after a report of an Impossible Burger shortage. Impossible Foods, which makes the Impossible Burger, is a major competitor in the plant-based meat space. Beyond Meat addressed the demand problem during its first earnings rele… more…

11 chefs reveal their favorite places to eat in Atlanta
Insider.com

Atlanta is known to have a huge and popular selection of eateries. Though The Varsity is perhaps the most iconic food spot to out of towners, there are a variety of other restaurants to stop by. 11 chefs — who are not local to Atlanta — told INSIDER the one r… more…

15 of the riskiest vacation hot spots in the world
Insider.com

The US State Department lists dozens of countries on its travel advisories page, warning American travelers of dangers like sexual assault, robberies, and high rates of homicide. In Jamaica, the US State Department warns of "v iolent crimes such as home invas… more…

Amazon's new $2 billion startup Deliveroo wants to reduce cooking to being 'purely a hobby' over the next decade
Business Insider

Will Shu is the cofounder and CEO of Deliveroo, a British food delivery startup that raised $575 million last month in a funding round led by Amazon. With a market value of at least $2 billion, Deliveroo – which operates in more than 200 cities across 12 coun… more…

I'm from Wisconsin. Here are 11 things you should never say to someone from the Midwest.
Insider.com

People from the Midwest are sick of hearing people call it " flyover country." Don't ask Midwesterners if they live on a farm, own a cow, or use a rooster as an alarm clock. If you think the Midwest is boring, you're doing it wrong. Visit INSIDER's homepage f… more…