The Future of Local Internet Is…Edible?

“Hyperlocal” has been a buzzword for quite some time, based around the idea that the Internet should be talking to you about your neighborhood in particular, and not just some homogenous “out there.” But according to a new Pew Institute study, there’s one thing in particular users want from their hyperlocal surfing: food.

While …

Google Gobbles Up Zagat

Google has announced that it’s acquiring Zagat Survey, the dining guide known for its 30-point rating scale and snippets of quotes from restaurant customers.

“Moving forward, Zagat will be a cornerstone of our local offering—delighting people with their impressive array of reviews, ratings and insights, while enabling people …

10 Great iPhone Apps for Foodies

Don’t get me wrong: I hate my iPhone. I only got one after I accidentally left my Droid on a bus. So I’m not coming to you as a wide-eyed enthusiast, the sort who thinks everything that Apple makes is pure gold. I don’t play Angry Birds, I don’t have a set of bejeweled Hello Kitty cases, and every day I think wistfully of the BlackBerry …

Pepsi FINALLY Invents the Social Vending Machine (FINALLY)

It doesn’t need to be reiterated but if you’re thinking of starting a business, make sure it has “social” in the name somewhere. Social is so very, very white hot right now. Even Pepsi’s getting in on the social action with its new “Social Vending System” machines.

They’re just ordinary vending machines, right? Right?!

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