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  • 3D Systems Launches The ChefJet, A Sugar Printer For Cooks

    3D Systems Launches The ChefJet, A Sugar Printer For Cooks

    Sugar printing has always been difficult. Cooks were able to create sugar-based sculptures by hacking standard plastic printers but, in the end, the results have been, shall we say, less than sweet. Thankfully 3D Systems just launched the ChefJet line of 3D printers that can squirt out monochrome and full-color sugar sculptures. Read More

  • Sweet Deal: 3D Systems Buys LA-Based Sugar Lab

    Sweet Deal: 3D Systems Buys LA-Based Sugar Lab

    Sugar Lab launched last May with some fanfare. The company was founded to print 3D confections using crystallized sugar. They could make some amazing things with a sort of Willy Wonka meets M.C. Escher aesthetic that looked great on cakes and dessert plates. Read More

  • Sugar Inc. Acquires Social Network And Community For Mothers Circle Of Moms

    Sugar Inc. Acquires Social Network And Community For Mothers Circle Of Moms

    Sugar Inc., a media company that caters exclusively to women, is acquiring San Francisco-based Circle of Moms, a social network and online communityfor moms and moms-to-be. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originally launched on Facebook in 2008, Circle Of Moms has a community of around 6 million moms connected around news and advice on parenting/mom topics. The platform also… Read More

  • Sugar Inc Raises Another $15 Million To Grow Its Women-Focused Media Empire

    Sugar Inc Raises Another $15 Million To Grow Its Women-Focused Media Empire

    Sugar Inc, a media company that caters exclusively to women, has closed a $15 million funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from existing investor Sequoia Capital. The company has now raised $46 million in total since it was founded in 2006. Sugar’s flagship site is PopSugar, and it also home to social shopping site ShopStyle, a free blogging platform… Read More

  • PopSugar Launches Retail Therapy, A FarmVille For Shopaholics [Video]

    PopSugar Launches Retail Therapy, A FarmVille For Shopaholics [Video]

    Sugar Inc., the media company behind the popular collection of sugar-centric blogs (PopSugar, FabSugar, BellaSugar), is now dipping its well manicured toe into virtual gaming with the launch of PopSugar’s Retail Therapy. As the name suggests, this Facebook app aims to be the FarmVille of shopping. After a quiet, soft launch last week, the site has grown from 50 users to nearly 4,000… Read More

  • Video Demo: Sugar on a Stick turns your old computer into an OLPC

    Video Demo: Sugar on a Stick turns your old computer into an OLPC

    Got an old sack o’ crap laptop or desktop gathering dust? Sugar Labs has just made its OLPC-friendly “Sugar” operating system into a USB-bootable version called Sugar on a Stick. You’ll need a one-gigabyte thumb drive and about twenty minutes of spare time. Read More

  • 3D candy fabricator promises a sweet time

    3D candy fabricator promises a sweet time

    The CandyFab 6000 is an updated version of the larger 4000 model and can make 3D objects out of sugar. It uses Arduino boards to control the fabricating arms and fits on a desktop. Read More

  • Sugar Inc Skips Ad Network, Launches Blog Platform Instead

    Sugar Inc Skips Ad Network, Launches Blog Platform Instead

    Sugar Inc, owner of the popular Sugar blog network that includes PopSugar, is launching a free blogging platform called OnSugar. The OnSugar platform is designed to be as simple as possible while still remaining versatile, and already has a proven track record – the Sugar blog network is written using the same technology. Users will be given tools to create special features that… Read More

  • Intel borrows a cup of Sugar from OLPC

    Intel borrows a cup of Sugar from OLPC


    It’s no secret that Intel and the OLPC project parted ways a while back, and now I think we can cross the OS off the list of things Intel didn’t like about the project. Sugar Labs, which split off from OLPC as well, has shacked up with Intel to provide a kid-friendly interface for Intel’s Classmate PC. Good news for everyone involved, I’d say. I always liked the idea… Read More

  • Fabricate Tasty Objects Out Of Sugar

    Fabricate Tasty Objects Out Of Sugar

    Evil Mad Scientist may have a scary name, but his creations are simply delicious. This genius whipped up a 3-D fabricator that can create objects out of granulated sugar. These tasty treats can then be used for impressing little children with a taste for sweets. As long as you can design something in AutoCAD (I’m assuming here), you can have it printed out in the tastiest form known to man. Read More