Let’s go Halfsies: Initiative Halfsies, let’s you donate half of your food before it is even served to you. A bunch of restaurants in Austin and New York are signed up for the program where diners have the choice to pay for a full meal but receive half the portion size – the other half goes to people in the city who don’t have money to get their own food.
Need a Personal Bouncer? No problem! SF-based startup Bannerman is a new service that provides professional private security for any event or venue…on demand. What’s next in service sector that can be disrupted with app-enabled, super-quick turnarounds like this?
Emoji Tracker: For those of you whom I have exchanged text messages with, you know that I am a huge fan (read: chronic overuser) of emojis. So naturally, this makes me say “word.” It’s a real-time tracker of emojis being used on Twitter. No surprise here, but it seems the most frequently used emojis are the faces and the hearts. “Suspension railway” is used the least.
— Lauren M.