Lauren Goode

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At SXSW, Uber’s Smartphone App Brings You Barbecue Sandwiches

Uber, which powers a smartphone app for summoning car service, is testing on-demand food delivery at SXSW in Austin this week: In addition to requesting pedicabs, users will have the option within the app to request a barbecue sandwich delivered right to their location. The price for the pedicabs will be negotiable, and the barbecue will cost $10 (chips and water included).

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”