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By The Numbers

Emoji nails can soon be yours

Marketplace Staff Nov 25, 2015
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400,000

That’s how many drones the Consumer Technology Association predicts will be purchased this year. It’s why the FAA is scrambling to put regulations in place on how the devices should be monitored. There’s even more pressure in the coming months, as drones are expected to be a hot holiday gift.

30

That’s how many seconds it takes the Nailbot to print an emoji onto your fingernail. Currently being funded via an Indiegogo campaign, the device prints images directly onto fingernails, as opposed to using decals. Preemadonna, the company behind the Nailbot, is aiming for $150,000 in funding. As of Mashable’s writing, they had managed to raise $23,000.

46 million

That’s how many people Feeding America says it fed in 2014. It’s a perplexing statistic, seeing as unemployment continues to drop, and yet the number of Americans relying on food banks increases. Regardless, the upcoming months are an important time for food banks, as much of the stock that comes in during the holidays carries them through to the new year.

40

That’s how many Bay Area cooks are currently part of Josephine, a startup that lets home chefs charge money for their food. Meals are priced at $10 to $15, which means cooks can net $200 to $250 a batch, depending on the recipe. But the company is currently under scrutiny, as Alameda County looks into whether its business model violates California Retail Food Code.

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