Delivery From Inconvenience

WunWun Finally Expands to San Francisco to Become a Proper Valley Startup

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You don’t have to be in Silicon Valley itself to run a successful tech startup, but anyone with the ambition to become one of tech’s dominant players better build a Bay Area presence — even if it’s just for the clout.

WunWun will make that jump this week when they expand their services to San Francisco. For those of you outside of New York, WunWun is a delivery service that allows you to buy anything from any store or restaurant and have it brought right to you. As long as it’s a purchased item that they don’t have to wait in line for hours for, the delivery is totally free. Read More

Smartphones Make You Lazy

Have WunWun Deliver Your Halloween Costume For Free So You Can Start Pregaming Earlier

A WunWun helper prepares his client's redditor costume, we guess. (Photo: WunWun)

Everyone’s approach to Halloween is different. Some dorks toil for weeks to create clever homemade costumes that will live in Instagram infamy. Others are just there for the booze, virtually forgetting the whole costume part until they duck into a Spirit Halloween store at the last minute.

If you’re the lazy type, we’ve got some good news. On-demand delivery service WunWun is offering free delivery of Halloween costumes, Halloween candy, pumpkin beer–really, anything Halloween you can think of.  Read More

Pivot Strat

Founder Loses $100 K. On His First Startup, Rebounds With an App Called Bubble

Mr. Hnetinka. (source: twttr)

Betabeat first met Lee Hnetinka, the enterprising former Hamptons broker who taught himself web design while making websites for rentals, at South By Southwest. He was promoting his first startup, Leetto, a location-based network that had something to do with local advertising and deals. “We kinda wanted to do something based around location. We wanted to do a lot. That was part of the problem–we had no real focus,” he said. “When I wanted to explain it I couldn’t really do it in one sentence.” Read More