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Progress makes layoffs at Chef after $220M acquisition, says it remains committed to roadmap

Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta

Business application platform Progress is making an unspecified number of job cuts at Chef after completing its previously announced $220 million acquisition of the Seattle-based enterprise automation technology company this week.

People impacted by the cuts include a portion of Chef’s engineering team, including employees in Seattle and other locations, prompting former colleagues and others in the developer community to rally around them on the #cheffriends hashtag on Twitter.

In an interview with GeekWire this week, Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta said the 40-year-old Boston-area company remains committed to Chef’s product roadmap, open-source projects and business customers, calling Chef a strong cultural match for Progress and “a perfect fit from an overall strategy perspective.”

“We continue to see tremendous potential moving forward with the folks from Chef that have come on board, and the Progress team working together,” he said.

Gupta said Chef’s strengths in enterprise automation

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This robot fry chef on rails can be yours for $30,000

Miso Robotics is one of the many firms trying to automate food preparation, and today, it announced that its latest machine — which places its burger-flipping bot Flippy on rails to move it about the kitchen more easily — is now on sale globally.

Prices for the contraption (known as the Flippy Robot-on-a-Rail or Flippy ROAR) start at $30,000, though Miso Robotics wants to bring the cost down to $20,000 in the future. The company is also offering the option to hire Flippy ROAR for $1,500 a month, a fee which includes maintenance and upgrades and which Miso says is cheaper overall than hiring humans.

Like Flippy before it, Flippy ROAR is designed to automate simple food prep, specifically anything involving fryers and grills. The robot uses machine learning to identify foodstuff and a camera array (which includes a 3D depth-sensing cam from Intel and a thermal camera) to navigate

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ClickStream’s Game Host, Celebrity Chef Jordan Andino to Appear Today on the Digital Stock & Investment News Network Rich TV Live

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2020 / Clickstream Corp (OTC PINK:CLIS) announced today that its’ original programing game host Jordan Andino will appear on Rich TV Live, a financial focused digital network. The interview will air this afternoon at 1PM ET on https://www.youtube.com/c/RICHTVLIVE and will be available on ClickStream’s social media platforms shortly thereafter.

Andino will discuss his role in the development of ClickStream’s WinQuik™ App, as well as the multiple shows he’s set to host when the app launches this week. The mobile and digital gaming platform is designed for users seeking the thrill of live competition. WinQuik™ will debut with seven initial game hosts featuring 26 different trivia genres. Winners of each live daily show will be eligible to win real cash and prizes by competing against other users in rapid-format trivia.

WinQuik™’s lineup will feature celebrity hosts such as Actor Pooch Hall, NFL quarterback

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a new grocery store, closed restaurants and a disappearing Michelin chef

The pandemic has reshaped dining across Hampton Roads. But as the tourists and downtown office crowd dried up a bit, downtown Norfolk has perhaps changed as fast as anywhere in the region. Previously car-crowded Granby Street has given way to both patio dining on the street and twilight Lime scooters zipping down the road in packs.

a man standing in a kitchen: Serge Gouloumes, executive chef, is photographed at the new Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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Serge Gouloumes, executive chef, is photographed at the new Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

In part, the coronavirus has meant closures.

Tight-quartered drinking halls, such as beer bar The Barrel Room and the raucous Pourhouse, have closed for good in response to the pandemic. And so has fine-dining spot St. Germain, from the same owners as Pourhouse.

Other projects have been canceled or delayed. A much-anticipated 13-vendor food hall called Granby Station has ceased construction until fall and may have to

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Chef to be acquired for $220M by Progress in ‘next chapter’ for Seattle automation tech company

Chef CEO Barry Crist. (GeekWire File Photo / Todd Bishop)

Updated below with details from interview with Chef CEO Barry Crist.

Business application platform Progress will acquire Seattle-based automation technology company Chef for $220 million in cash under a deal announced Tuesday.

It’s a major turn of events for a company that has been a mainstay of the Pacific Northwest tech community for more than a decade. Progress, based in Bedford, Mass., is publicly traded on the Nasdaq. The acquisition “will provide the scale to further drive Chef’s platform forward and deliver additional value to our customers,” said Chef CEO Barry Crist in a statement about the deal.

Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta

Chef raised more than $100 million in funding over its lifetime as a private company from investors including Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, DFJ, Ignition Partners, and Hewlett Packard Ventures. The 270-person company, founded in 2008 as Opscode, focused

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