Tellspec indefinitely delays shipping its miracle food scanner, CEO sends Pando a 1100-word rant accusing us of trying to destroy company

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If you’ve been following the continuing adventures of Tellspec – the crowdfunded company that claimed, back in 2013, to have invented a miraculous food ingredient scanner – the latest news out of the company won’t surprise you one jot. 

After missing countless delivery deadlines — and trying the patience of the nearly 2,000 backers who gave the company over $ 380k on Indiegogo two years ago — Tellspec is now notifying beta testers of yet another delay. 

This time they claim unspecified “problems” with the device’s battery and firmware. Unlike with previous delays,  however, this one doesn’t come with a revised delivery estimate. Instead, the company says “we will only be shipping after this gets resolved…”

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Uber driver posts amazing 30 minute video rant criticizing Pando’s relentlessly positive Uber coverage

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As the weird old 80’s British chart-topping song would have it:

I’ve travelled this old world of ours from Barnsley to Peru
I’ve had sunshine in the arctic and a swim in Tinbuktu
I’ve seen unicorns in Burma and a Yeti in Nepal
And I’ve danced with ten foot pygmies in a Montezuma hall
I’ve met the King of China and a working Yorkshire miner…

but I’ve never seen a YouTube video as wonderful as the one that landed in my inbox, late last night, from an anonymous tipster.

Regular readers might recall a week or so back I reported that some Uber drivers had figured out how to trick the company’s algorithms into activating surge pricing during periods of normal demand. Although drivers presented the “hack” as a way of sticking it to Uber, I pointed out that the only victim was the poor passenger who has to pay more for a ride.

Well, it seems one driver — calling himself “TNC My Life” — has taken exception to my criticism and has responded with an absolutely amazing 30+ minutes of video…

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