DoorDash Buying Robot Chef Company Chowbotics

Mabel R. Acton

Would you let a machine prepare your appetizer? DoorDash (NYSE:DASH) clearly believes so, and it has agreed to acquire a company that designs and builds automated food preparation solutions.

Both DoorDash and that company, Chowbotics, confirmed the deal on Monday, following a report in The Wall Street Journal that such an arrangement had been made. Neither the terms nor the price of the deal has yet been made public; according to the Journal, Chowbotics was valued at roughly $46 million in 2018 during its most recent funding round.

TechCrunch quoted DoorDash founder Stanley Tang as saying that the company is

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SEO Image is Rated Best SEO Company & Best Reputation Management Firm for January 2021

Mabel R. Acton

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SEO Image had been rated a top SEO company since its inception in 2002. Numerous portals have featured them in their Top 10 lists and usually within the Top 5 US Based companies. January 2021 is no exception.  SEO Image was ranked a Top 5 SEO and Reputation Management company by WebDesignRankings.com and FindBestSEO.com, not to mention FindBestSEO.com rated SEO Image as a Top 3 Reputation Management Company for 2020.

New York, the fifth most entrepreneurial state in the US,

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Family of Robinhood user who died by suicide sues company

Mabel R. Acton

The family of a 20-year-old user of the stock trading app Robinhood sued the company Monday, alleging that its “aggressive tactics” and targeting of young, inexperienced investors led to the user’s death by suicide last year.

In a 30-page complaint filed in California’s Santa Clara County Superior Court, the family of Alex Kearns cited his last known written words — “How was a 20-year-old with no income able to get assigned almost $1 million worth of leverage?” — and said the Silicon Valley-based company lures users like Kearns into taking big risks with the promise of big profits.

“Though Alex

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Seattle’s Porch marks new era as public company with first Super Bowl ad touting home services tech

Mabel R. Acton

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the amount Porch paid for a Super Bowl ad. The story and headline have been updated.

Porch has been on quite a run the past several weeks, and it culminated Sunday night with a surprise Super Bowl ad for the Seattle-based tech company.

The 30-second spot aired right after the game ended and was a rapid-fire display of the various ways people can love their homes using Porch’s home services tech. National ads that ran during the game were reportedly priced at $5.5 million for 30-second units. Porch’s ad ran

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