Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoins HighRisk Market

first_img July 31, 2013 Add to Queue Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin’s High-Risk Market 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 4 min read –shares Brian Patrick Eha Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img During a panel discussion at Mediabistro’s Inside Bitcoins conference in New York City on Tuesday, one of the panelists, serial entrepreneur Brock Pierce, posed a question: “Is Bitcoin Friendster, MySpace or Facebook?”In other words, is Bitcoin here to stay, or will it soon decline or disappear altogether, taking investor dollars with it?That’s the question on the minds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and laypeople alike. In simple terms, Bitcoin is both a decentralized, open-source digital currency and a peer-to-peer payment system. Users are able to send bitcoins to each other over the Internet, and to convert them into fiat currency, such as U.S. dollars and euros, and back again using online exchange platforms. Cryptographic procedures enforce scarcity and ensure the security of transactions.Once the preserve of hackers and crypto-geeks, Bitcoin is increasingly being seen as a legitimate platform on which to build businesses. The Winklevoss twins, known for their tussle with Mark Zuckerberg over the ownership rights to Facebook, led a $1.5 million investment in payment processing platform BitInstant earlier this year.But while some high-profile investors are taking a chance on it, Bitcoin remains a volatile market. When you invest in a Bitcoin company, you’re taking a risk not only on that startup but also on the overall Bitcoin space, said Pamir Gelenbe, partner at Hummingbird Ventures, a European early-stage venture fund, during Tuesday’s panel.Gelenbe compared the current Bitcoin landscape to that of Internet companies in 1994, in the sense that outsiders view the space with skepticism. He and other investors on the panel said they look for entrepreneurs with a solid track record. “I’m excited about the leap that’s occurring from semi-professionalism to companies that will be around for a while,” said Tuur Demeester, author of investment newsletter MacroTrends. Demeester recommended Bitcoin to his readers as an investment in early 2012, when its exchange rate was only $5.Related: Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin FundDemeester believes an opportunity exists for new Bitcoin exchange markets, although established exchanges such as MtGox and Bitstamp currently handle a combined 70 percent of all U.S. Bitcoin trade, according to Bitcoin Charts. Gelenbe, however, said his firm wants to invest in companies, not in currencies; he would prefer to fund startups that could easily switch over to other digital currencies that may gain primacy and ones which are not likely to face regulatory trouble.The total value of all bitcoins in existence, currently 11.5 million, has increased from about $10,000 three years ago to about $1 billion today. Between July 2012 and April 2013, the price of a Bitcoin rose from about $10 to an all-time high of $266 before plummeting spectacularly below $60. A flurry of media attention covered the rise and fall. On Wednesday, the price of a Bitcoin fluctuated between $103 and $111.Thompson Clark, an editor at financial intelligence company Agora Financial, outlined the reasons why Bitcoin could outlive the media hype. In times of global economic instability, precious metals and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin become more attractive as expressions of value that aren’t subject to government manipulation. Fiat currency loses value over time due to inflation, whereas Bitcoin so far has been a deflationary currency, meaning that it gains in value over time despite fluctuations in its exchange rate. The limited supply of bitcoins — there will never be more than 21 million in existence — means that demand alone will determine its value.And there are social benefits too, according to the panelists. “Fiat currency encourages consumption,” and that leads to planned obsolescence of consumer products and waste that harms the environment, said Clark. In a world where money keeps its value for longer periods of time, or actually increases in value over time, people will be more thoughtful about how they spend it, he said.As for that all-important question posed by Pierce? It’s too soon to tell, he said. But everyone on the panel said they think that Bitcoin will continue its move into the mainstream. “It’s just a better money,” Clark said.Related: SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Image credit: 247btc.com Technology Next Article The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Kim Kardashians Mobile Game Has Made More Than 100 Million

first_img Kim Kardashian’s Mobile Game Has Made More Than $100 Million Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. February 18, 2016 Social Media Marketing Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Guest Writer –shares Register Now » Laura Entis 2 min read Next Article Her husband may be $53 million in debt (sort of — it’s complicated), but Kim Kardashian is raking in the money.Alongside other lucrative pursuits like her rotating list of reality TV shows, Kardashian has a perfume deal, a clothing line and a healthy business making appearances and social-media mentions for cash. And then there’s Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.The mobile game — in which users try to climb the social ranks in, you guessed it, Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood — is a bonafide hit. Since launching in 2014, it’s been downloaded more than 42 million times, according to Gamespot, and netted more than $100 million. The free-to-play game allows users to purchase digital items, from houses in Malibu to pixel recreations of the Kardashian clan’s wardrobe, in order to improve their status.The CEO of Glu Mobile, the company that makes the game, attributes its success to Kardashian’s ability to churn out promotional content that feels “authentic.” Her vacations, wardrobes and life milestones are all translated into new features in the game.The new update 4.7 is out! Soak up the sun with the Kardashians and Jenners in St. Barts ? #KimKardashianGame pic.twitter.com/nSdcY8OWkW— KimK Hollywood Game (@KimKHollywood) February 12, 2016Olivier Rousteing + 20 runway looks from Balmain’s Fall 2015 collection, thank you @KimKardashian ? #BalmainArmy pic.twitter.com/bQQzZFY4HP— KimK Hollywood Game (@KimKHollywood) December 8, 2015Weekend events are on, all about Kendall and Kourtney.. Head into the #KimKardashianGame for more details! pic.twitter.com/alslqM4IlC— KimK Hollywood Game (@KimKHollywood) January 1, 2016#2016 pic.twitter.com/5fXFpIOx6U— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 2, 2016Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but one thing is clear: the woman is a marketing mastermind. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Add to Queue hb00:0000:00oilast_img read more

Simplify the Recruitment Process With Google Hire

first_img Next Article This story originally appeared on PCMag Add to Queue Simplify the Recruitment Process With Google Hire Google July 18, 2017 Reporter 2 min read Hire, a new recruiting app for small and mid-sized businesses, integrates with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar.center_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Angela Moscaritolo Image credit: via PC Mag Google wants to make it easier for G Suite customers to find and hire the right talent.Hire, a new recruiting app for small and mid-sized businesses, integrates with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar, and promises to help you “identify talent, build strong candidate relationships, and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end,” Google Cloud Project Manager Berit Johnson wrote in a Tuesday blog post. “Hire and G Suite are made to work well together so recruiting team members can focus on their top priorities instead of wasting time copy-pasting across tools,” Johnson wrote.With Hire, SMBs can manage job postings, gather candidate applications, screen and interview candidates and collect feedback from the interviewing team. Recruiting team members can communicate with candidates in Gmail or Hire, and the messages will automatically sync to both platforms. Recruiters can check an interviewer’s Calendar to schedule inside Hire, which will come in handy when setting up a sit-down.The platform automatically includes some pertinent information in Calendar invites, like a candidate’s contact information, the full interview schedule, and a list of questions on which each interviewer should focus. You can also “analyze and visualize” candidate data in Sheets.Johnson said the Hire product team conducted “hundreds of user-testing sessions and worked with early adopter customers for more than a year to simplify and optimize every aspect of the user experience.”Citing a study from Bersin by Deloitte, Johnson said it takes companies 52 days, on average, to fill an open position and costs $4,000 to interview, schedule and assess each candidate. Hire is available to all U.S.-based businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees. Pricing varies based on your company size, but expect to pay a fee per user/per month.Last month, Google launched a new job search experience for desktops and mobile devices; just type “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs” or a similar query into Google to see what’s available in your area. –shares The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Ryan Reynolds May Star in a Movie Called Stoned Alone

first_img Image credit: Slaven Vlasic | Getty Images July 30, 2018 Free Green Entrepreneur App Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. The plot sounds strangely familiar, but with a slight twist. A 20-something, weed-growing stoner misses his flight for a holiday ski trip and must spend the night at home alone. As he gets high, a bunch of clueless house thieves try to break into his house, forcing him to thwart the robbery in highly comical ways. That’s the premise of the movie Stoned Alone currently being developed by Deadpool star Ryan Reynold, who is attached as a producer and potential star. According to Deadline Hollywood, the movie is the brainchild of a Fox executive who was looking for a way to revamp one of the studio’s highest grossing movies of all time, Home Alone. That classic 1990 film grossed $476 million, spawned two sequels, and made Macaulay Culkin a star. Related: Celebs Explain Why They’re In The Canna-BusinessWhile Reynolds has not made any public pronouncements about cannabis or whether or not he’s a user, he’s a Canadian. And we all know that Canada has a somewhat liberal take on the plant, as evidenced by their recent vote to legalize weed nationally.Related: Canada Legalizes CannabisHollywood has a long tradition of stoner movies. Films such as 1936’s Reefer Madness, Cheech & Chong’s 70’s and 80’s cult comedies, Half Baked and Dazed and Confused in the 90s, and more recently Pineapple Express and Your Highness frequently portray hilarious, but not-so-positive portrayals of pot smokers. Stoned Alone doesn’t sound much different, which should be good for box office numbers, but not so good for cannabis’s already sketchy image.  2 min read –shares Add to Queue Entertainmentcenter_img Jonathan Small Next Article Editor in Chief of Green Entrepreneur Entrepreneur Staff From Deadpool to Dabpool, Reynolds is producing and potentially starring in a ‘Home Alone’ spoof. Ryan Reynolds May Star in a Movie Called ‘Stoned Alone’ Download Our Free Android Applast_img read more

Grupo Bimbo launches its first own branded product in the UK

first_imgGrupo Bimbo launches its first own branded product in the UKPosted By: News Deskon: June 08, 2017In: Food, Industries, New products, SnacksPrintEmailMexican bakers Grupo Bimbo has expanded in the UK with the unveiling of its first own branded product called Bimbo Little Adventures.As the world’s largest bakery, Bimbo hopes to bring its global experience to the UK with the five-strong range of internationally-inspired baked snacks.The Little Adventures range includes: hazelnut and cocoa pancakes, which is inspired by Japanese dorayaki; French pain au lait; and chocolate flavour mini bites, taken from Spanish baking.Marketing director of Grupo Bimbo UK Tim Barkey said: “As the leading bakery company worldwide, operating in many countries across the globe, we are in a strong position to bring the expertise we have developed and flavours we’ve experienced back to the UK.“Looking at the existing ambient bakery snacks on shelf, it could seem to be lacking innovation, inspiration and variety. Therefore, with the launch of Bimbo Little Adventures we’re confident shoppers will acquire new family favourite snacks for children and adults alike.”Bimbo said the range is ideal for on-the-go snacking, lunch boxes and summer picnics. Little Adventures are already available in Asda stores across the UK.Share with your network: Tags: AsdabakeryFoodGrupo BimbosnacksUKlast_img read more

Nestlé agrees to acquire plantbased food brand Sweet Earth

first_imgNestlé agrees to acquire plant-based food brand Sweet EarthPosted By: News Deskon: September 07, 2017In: Business, Food, Industries, Ingredients, Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions, SnacksPrintEmailNestlé USA has agreed to acquire Sweet Earth, a California-based producer of plant-based foods, for an undisclosed sum.Sweet Earth makes products for a range of occasions – including breakfast burritos and sandwiches, and frozen meals. It also makes a line of plant-based meat alternatives called Righteous Meats that highlight the company’s ethical stance. They include ‘harmless ham’ and ‘benevolent bacon’.The acquisition is a further vote of confidence in the meat substitutes market, after Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods bought Lightlife for $140 million in February. It gives Nestlé immediate entry into the plant-based foods segment, which is growing by double digits and expected to become a $5 billion industry in the US alone by 2020.Sweet Earth has listings in more than 10,000 US retail stores, including accounts with Whole Foods, Target, Kroger and Walmart.It also operates a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Moss Landing, California.Nestlé USA chairman and CEO Paul Grimwood said: “In the United States, we’re experiencing a consumer shift toward plant-based proteins. In fact, as many as 50% of consumers now are seeking more plant-based foods in their diet and 40% are open to reducing their traditional meat consumption.“One of Nestlé’s strategic priorities is to build out our portfolio of vegetarian and flexitarian choices in line with modern health trends. With unique and nutritious food for all times of the day, Sweet Earth gives Nestlé a leading position in this emerging space.”Sweet Earth chief executive officer Kelly Swette, who founded the business with her husband Brian, said: “Our products meet the demands of flavour-forward consumers who want more plant-based foods, especially millennials who want convenient, real food and flexitarians who are looking to include more vegetables and plant-based proteins in their diet. Nestlé’s acquisition validates what forward-thinking consumers and retailers have been demanding for a while – more wholesome and sustainable choices.”Both co-founders will continue to lead the business under Nestlé USA’s ownership.The Sweet Earth acquisition follows Nestlé’s recent equity stake in Freshly, a direct-to-consumer delivery service, and continues the company’s evolution into new products and categories to match changing consumer preferences.Share with your network: Tags: meatmeat alternativesNestléplant-based foodsproteinSweet EarthUSlast_img read more

Wessanen UK adds to Kallø range with new lowsalt gravy granules

first_imgWessanen UK adds to Kallø range with new low-salt gravy granulesPosted By: Jules Scullyon: April 09, 2019In: Food, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailWessanen UK has boosted its Kallø portfolio with new organic gravy granules, as it aims to meet consumer trends in the stocks and gravies category.The low-salt granules were developed to help consumers looking for better-for-you products in bigger pack formats, Wessanen said. Offering a “host of nutritional benefits”, the vegan granules are gluten-free and contain no artificial ingredients or added MSG. The new product joins Kallø’s growing portfolio of stocks and gravies that also includes organic stock cubes, organic stock pots, and low-salt organic stock cubes.Bryan Martins, marketing director at Wessanen UK, said: “We pride ourselves on having a sustainable and healthy brand portfolio that can help consumers connect to nature through the foods they eat. We’ve got some fantastic products under the Kallø brand that can help to support healthier living, and our new low-salt gravy granules provide a host of nutritional benefits.“With more people seeking out gluten-free or vegan- and vegetarian-friendly foods, Kallø is well-placed to meet consumer trends and increase sales in the stocks and gravies category.”The Kallø gravy granules are available now in Waitrose stores in the UK with a recommended retail price of £2.99.Wessanen UK’s portfolio also includes cake brand Mrs Crimble’s, peanut butter maker Whole Earth, and Clipper Teas. Last year, the company appointed McCormick’s former UK general manager Emma Vass as its CEO.Recent additions to the Kallø portfolio include a range of Pop-Crisps and lentil-based rice and corn cakes.Share with your network: Tags: UKWessanen UKlast_img read more

Milo Yiannopoulos drops lawsuit over his cancelled book

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sian Cain Read more Support The Guardian news Milo Yiannopoulos holds up a copy of his legal complaint outside Simon & Schuster’s New York office in July 2017.Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The rightwing provocateur, who recently attempted to represent himself in court, and his former publisher asked that the case be dismissed ‘without costs or fees to either party’ Tue 20 Feb 2018 13.13 EST Shares8181 Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Milo Yiannopoulos drops lawsuit over his cancelled book Share on Pinterest Share via Email Rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is dropping a lawsuit against his former publisher Simon & Schuster, after attempting to sue the firm for cancelling his memoir Dangerous.In papers filed on 20 February in New York state supreme court, Yiannopoulos and the publishing house asked that the case be dismissed “without costs or fees to either party”.Yiannopoulos is a former senior editor at Breitbart News who rose to prominence for his offensive remarks about feminism, Islam and homosexuality. He was also banned from Twitter following a public spat with Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones. Yiannopoulos sued Simon & Schuster for $10m (£7.1m) after it cancelled the release of Dangerous in February 2017. Having reportedly secured the book for an advance of $255,000 (£200,000), the publisher cancelled the deal after a recording emerged that appeared to show Yiannopoulos endorsing sex between “younger boys” and older men. Yiannopoulos went on to self-publish the book, later labelling reports of low sales “fake news”.In July, he alleged breach of contract and said the publisher gave in to “false and misleading reports”. Simon & Schuster responded by calling the suit a publicity stunt and asked for it to be dismissed, but a judge allowed the case to proceed. Reuse this content Breitbart This article is more than 1 year oldcenter_img @siancain Topics Books Share on Twitter ‘Unclear, unfunny, delete’: editor’s notes on Milo Yiannopoulos book revealed Share on Facebook Publishing Books Share via Email Last modified on Fri 14 Sep 2018 13.20 EDT Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger As part of the case, Simon & Schuster submitted a number of embarrassing documents revealing problems it had with Dangerous. Among other criticisms, the publisher’s notes said Yiannopoulos needed a “stronger argument against feminism than saying that they are ugly and sexless and have cats” and that another chapter needed “a better central thesis than the notion that gay people should go back in the closet”.In January this year, Yiannopoulos’s legal counsel withdrew and the author announced that he would represent himself, in order to gain access to Simon & Schuster’s financial documents that were marked “attorneys eyes only” by the court.In early February, the judge, Barry Ostrager, told Yiannopoulos this would not be possible, as he had not submitted the necessary paperwork for his proposal to be considered by the court. “Those documents, frankly, have nothing whatsoever to do with the substantive merits of your case,” he said.“We are pleased that Mr Yiannopoulos’ lawsuit has been withdrawn,” Simon & Schuster said in a statement on Tuesday. “We stand by our decision to terminate the publication of Mr Yiannopoulos’ book.”Writing on Facebook on Tuesday, Yiannopoulos said ending the suit was a “tough decision” but the “right one”. He wrote that “it was always going to be hard to prove damages, as anyone who has ever hired a ’damages expert’ will know.”“I don’t want to spend all the money I made from my book, and the next two years of my life, on a lawsuit,” he added. This article is more than 1 year old Share on Facebook Share on Twitterlast_img read more

New York governor Cuomo in hot water for saying America was never

first_imgShare on Twitter New York governor Cuomo in hot water for saying America ‘was never that great’ Cuomo tries to walk back remark he admitted was ‘inartful’ and which drew fire from Republicans including Trump Share on Pinterest The New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who many believe is eyeing a White House run in 2020, has continued his attempts to walk back a controversial statement: that America “was never that great”. Share via Email Andrew Cuomo This article is more than 10 months old Andrew Cuomo tried to fend off attacks from Republicans, including Trump, who said he was having a ‘total meltdown’.Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP Share on Messenger Edward Helmore and agencies Shares311311 Share on Facebook Democrats Reuse this content Share via Email Republicans Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. 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Thank you. ‘He’s a loudmouth’: Trump hits back at Brennan’s ‘drunk on power’ assessment Andrew Cuomo Since you’re here… Read more Donald Trump “I want to be very clear,” Cuomo said on Friday in a call with reporters. “Of course America is great and of course America has always been great.”His original phrasing, he said, had been “inartful”.Cuomo made the offending remark on Wednesday, at the end of a speech focused on his opposition to Donald Trump and delivered to an audience gathered to witness the signing of a bill introducing new penalties for sex trafficking.Riffing on Trump’s famous campaign slogan, the governor said: “We’re not going to make America great again – it was never that great.”To gasps and laughter, he continued: “We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.”The president quickly joined a chorus of criticism from state Republicans, some of whom offered to buy Cuomo a bus ticket to Montreal.“Can you believe this is the governor of the highest taxed state in the US, Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!” Trump tweeted. Cuomo responded: “What you say would be ‘great again’ would not be great at all … We will not go back to discrimination, segregation, sexism, isolationism, racism or the [Ku Klux Klan].” But the damage was done, the comment etched into Cuomo’s political biography, an error that reminded some of the day Cuomo’s father, Mario, famously baulked at running for the presidency himself. Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show on CBS and a fierce critic of Trump, said it was “the dumbest thing you could say as a politician”.On Monday, Trump told a rally for Claudia Tenney, a Republican representative in Utica, New York, that Cuomo “called me and he said, ‘I’ll never run for president against you.’ But maybe he wants to.”The president then urged Cuomo to run.“Oh, please do it,” he said. “Maybe he means it. But one thing we know, and they do say: anybody who runs against Trump suffers.”The president continued to ridicule Cuomo on Friday, comparing the comment to Hillary Clinton’s use of the word “deplorables” to describe Trump supporters during the 2016 election. In that campaign, Democrats including Barack Obama also riffed on the “Make America Great Again” slogan, although they chose to tell audiences America “was already great”.“I say Andrew’s was a bigger and more incompetent blunder,” Trump tweeted. “He should easily win his race against a Super Liberal Actress, but his political career is over!” Trump was referring to Cuomo’s primary challenger, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon. Trailing by 33 points in the latest RealClear poll, she told NY1 the governor was “trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile”.Cuomo continued to tweet retorts, accusing Trump of “hiding behind tweets” and, with reference to immigration policy, “ripping babies from their mothers’ arms”. “Let’s get something straight,” he wrote. “America is great because it rejects your hate-filled agenda of bigotry [and] sexism.” This article is more than 10 months old Sat 18 Aug 2018 12.33 EDT news Support The Guardian First published on Sat 18 Aug 2018 11.50 EDT Topics Share on Facebook US politics Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Pigging out US college gets special vending machine selling bacon for 1

first_imgThis article is more than 7 months old Ohio … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Share on Pinterest Associated Press Fri 7 Dec 2018 10.20 EST Read more Share on Twitter Topics Share via Email The Ohio Pork Council sponsored the machine.Photograph: Paul Poplis/Getty Images/StockFood Reuse this content How drunk can you get on Christmas food? I breathalysed myself to find out Share on Facebook The Ohio Pork Council sponsored the machine, and it received bacon donations from Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale.Proceeds from the machine will go toward Ohio State’s meat science program. Members of the program will be responsible for machine maintenance.The machine will remain on campus until 13 December. Machine installed at Ohio State University, sponsored by the Ohio Pork Council, offers cooked bacon strips and bacon bits Ohio State University students can fuel up on pork as they study for finals.A bacon vending machine has been installed at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the university’s Columbus campus. It offers cooked bacon strips and bacon bits for $1. Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Pigging out: US college gets special vending machine selling bacon for $1 Food news Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Shares314314 This article is more than 7 months old Ohio Since you’re here… Share on LinkedInlast_img read more