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  • GrubHub trial could have major implications for the gig economy

    GrubHub trial could have major implications for the gig economy

    Next week, GrubHub will face one of its former drivers in court, which could set a precedent for future cases around the 1099, gig economy. The trial, which is the first of its kind in California, looks to answer the question many in the tech industry have had for years: Should a worker for on-demand companies be classified as an independent contractor or as a W-2 employee? The suit, which… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Sprig Is Shutting Down

    Sprig is shutting down, Sergey Brin is building a giant airship, Nielsen’s latest data show a ton of people still watch content on TV and bitcoin experiences an outage from all the bitcoin ups and downs. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • On-demand food startup Sprig is shutting down today

    On-demand food startup Sprig is shutting down today

    The on-demand food business is tough, especially if you’re trying to handle all elements of the experience, like sourcing the food, cooking the food and delivering it. It’s a lot. That said, Sprig, the startup that makes and delivers its own food, is shutting down today. Read More

  • Sprig adds tips and equity to keep meal deliverers loyal

    Sprig adds tips and equity to keep meal deliverers loyal

    Some Sprig customers might be bitter about getting guilt-tripped into tipping, but at least the startup is being sweet to its on-demand food servers. TechCrunch spotted that Sprig added a tipping feature to its freshly made meal-delivery app this week. Now Sprig has confirmed this is part of a wide-range of not-yet-announced perks for its servers, including a $1/hour wage increase, to $14.50… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tesla and SolarCity-powered Island

    Tesla and SolarCity power an island in American Samoa, after skipping last year Apple holds its Black Friday sale, robots will be helping with shopping at Westfield malls in San Francisco, Michigan doubles down on autonomous cars and Munchery gets a new CEO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Ollie raises $4.4M to become the Sprig of dog food

    Ollie raises $4.4M to become the Sprig of dog food

    Chicken, peas, beef, sweet potatoes and blueberries, the stuff of $40 meals in places like Hayes Valley and Greenwich Village — and starting today, also the stuff of dog food. Ollie, a new startup founded by Alex Douzet, Gabby Slome and Randy Jimenez, is aimed squarely at disrupting the premium pet food space by offering something like a Sprig or Maple for dogs. With a new $4.4… Read More

  • Sprig pauses food delivery service in Chicago, lays off seven people

    Sprig pauses food delivery service in Chicago, lays off seven people

    Sprig is making some changes to its delivery model, and in order to do it as efficiently as possible, the company is pausing its operations in Chicago and laying off seven team members across its marketing and operations teams. Sprig has also let go its local staffers in Chicago, the company later clarified, which includes its drivers and kitchen staff. In reviewing different aspects of… Read More

  • Sprig founder Gagan Biyani on trying to build the largest healthy and organic restaurant Crunch Network

    Sprig founder Gagan Biyani on trying to build the largest healthy and organic restaurant

    Since his appearance at TC Disrupt, where he pledged that his company would kill fast food as it currently exists; make braised kale more accessible and build the world’s largest restaurant; Biyani has learned a few things about growing a restaurant business. Read More

  • SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse

    SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse

    SpoonRocket informed its investors it’s shutting down its on-demand pre-made meal delivery service after failing to raise the necessary capital to continue operations. [Update: Co-founder Steven Hsiao confirmed SpoonRocket’s shut down. The company published a goodbye blog post saying it will transition customers to competitor Sprig, which is offering SpoonRocket users a… Read More