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Why the U.S. egg shortage is good news for these food startups

by Annie Sciacca Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek

A s avian flu tears through a large percentage of the country’s egg-laying hens, egg prices have reached record highs and food companies are seeking alternatives.

That’s good news for a couple of Bay Area companies that have the technology to provide substitutes for eggs at a time when experts say that the avian flu could affect the egg supply for up to a year.

Hampton Creek, the San  ...

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The news from Code Conference and 8 other links to ease your day

by Kent Bernhard Jr APPLE COOK

A s Evan Spiegel prepares to take Snapchat public and Walt Mossburgh and Kara Swisher call it quits on going it alone as an Internet media company, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers’ Mary Meeker drops the latest Internet knowledge on us, all at the Code conference in Southern California.

Apple Watch goes to dogs. The heir to China’s richest man has bought Apple Watches for his dogs. ( New  ...

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Richard Branson's health startup lands $92M

by Jessica Bartlett VirginPulse2

R ichard Branson’s health venture Virgin Pulse has secured $92 million, which will help broaden the Framingham, Mass., company’s employee health incentive program to a greater population of employers.

The funding was led by Insight Venture Partners. Existing investor and parent company Virgin Group, founded by famed investor Branson, also participated in the latest funding round.

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Google lays out $20 million for tech altruism

by Angela Swartz GIC+Social one+billion

A s the Google I/O conference in San Francisco approaches this week, Google Inc. is announcing a new $20 million pledge to develop technology that helps people with disabilities.

The announcement, which came via Google’s blog this morning, said the money will go to fund the best ideas from nonprofits using technologies to increase independence for people with disabilities, and issued an open  ...

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Fierce competitors play nice at GM’s joint Apple-Google integration launch

by Michael del Castillo CarPlay

G eneral Motors' CEO today made a double-barrel announcement that a fleet of her 2016 models will be compatible with both Google’s Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Mary Barra’s ability to get these two frequently fierce competitors to jointly launch integration with her company is a testament to General Motors' patient strategy, and the enduring influence of one of the U.S.’s most  ...

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Startup ChoreMonster’s Disney deal premieres alongside new movie

by Erin Caproni

C incinnati-based ChoreMonster is using its relationship with Disney to offer families some unique perks.

The app that rewards children with cute “monsters” for completing chores that parents assign is now offering characters from Disney’s upcoming movie “Inside Out.”

The movie takes place inside the mind of a young girl who has just moved to a new city, and her emotions are the main  ...

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Richard Branson’s Block Chain Summit asked to address bitcoin’s massive potential power drain

by Michael del Castillo Richard Branson

R ichard Branson this week kicked off the Block Chain Summit, a gathering of leaders in the cryptocurrency community at his private Necker Island.

Coinciding with the event, Australian sustainability think tank the Long Future Foundation released a tool to calculate the electricity required to mine bitcoin. The numbers are massive, and the Foundation’s creative director, Guy Lane, says  ...

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