Robots SoftBank-backed robotic pizza startup Zume plans to lay off up to 400 employees — 80% of its staff — and won’t renew its Seattle lease amid widespread restructuring to stop burning cash

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Zume, the startup famous for its pizza-making robots, plans to lay off about 400 employees across several offices in the US on January 13, Business Insider…

Robots This 30-year-old COO quit a career in private equity and a starring role at Pinterest to work in wellness tech after finding purpose in Buddhism

Though she’s just 30 years old, Hanna Madrigan had an interesting journey to her current role as chief operating officer at the emerging wellness tech startup WellSet.Madrigan first worked in private equity and then joined Pinterest but eventually quit after coming close to burnout.Madrigan took time out to travel and practice yoga before spending time…

Robots The Drive-Thru: Whole Foods shortages, Davos, and delivery drama

Hello! Welcome to another week of The Drive-Thru, Business Insider’s weekly roundup of the biggest stories in restaurants and retail. If someone forwarded you this email, you can sign up here to get The Drive-Thru in your inbox every Friday.This is going to be my last week writing The Drive-Thru for a while. On Monday, I…

Lower number of shark bites off Florida coast may not be good news. Here’s why.

Kimberly Miller Palm Beach Post Published 1:34 PM EST Jan 25, 2020 PALM BEACH, Fla. – Fewer sharks are hugging southeastern Florida’s shoreline as they make their annual migration, a significant absence noted in a new report on shark bites and a potential signal of an ailing ecosystem. Florida Atlantic University scientists believe warmer coastal waters — 1.8…