Happy Friday! Here are some of the top tech stories we’re reading today:
HelloFresh may sell ready-made meals
Who needs pre-portioned ingredients when you could just buy the finished meal online?
HelloFresh, the German meal-kit delivery service, may start selling ready-made meals, according to Reuters.
Co-founder Thomas Griesel told a German newspaper that ready-made meals could be “an interesting option” for the company. Rather than receiving a box of ingredients and a recipe card, customers could purchase a ready-made meal online.
“We see a very big market niche for ready-made meals. The quality and freshness of what is currently available is questionable," Griesel told the Rheinische Post newspaper Friday.
Airbnb offers employees cash bonuses, new information on IPO
Airbnb Inc.’s Brian Chesky aimed to calm employees Thursday over growing frustrations that the home sharing company has not yet gone public, Bloomberg reports.
The co-founder and CEO told employees that Airbnb is aiming to go public by late 2020 and offered cash bonuses.
But Airbnb’s founders have had little financial incentive to push for an IPO after cashing in at least $350 million in equity, according to Bloomberg.
Restaurant that refused to serve Sarah Sanders hit by a cyberattack
The Virginia restaurant that refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is being targeted in a cyberattack, CNBC reports.
A researcher told the network Thursday that scammers are taking over parts of the restaurant’s website to drive traffic to their sites. Scammers likely targeted the website because of its recent popularity online. It’s unlikely that the attack is political, according to CNBC.
The Red Hen made news last Friday when the restaurant’s owner asked Sanders to leave.
“I was babbling a little, but I got my point across in a polite and direct fashion,” Wilkinson told the Washington Post. “I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation.”
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