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Briefly: Mailbird adds speed reading tech, Feastly meal marketplace

updated 08:39 pm EDT, Mon April 21, 2014

Mailbird e-mail client now offers speed reading feature

PC email client Mailbird has introduced a new time-saving feature to its service. Its speed-reading option allows users to read their emails in a format that, much like other speed-reading apps, involves a technique that flashes words one at a time on the screen; this promotes faster reading than if one is moving their eyes across the page. The new tool can be activated by selecting the glasses icon at the top of any email message within Mailbird, and the rate of the words can be adjusted from 100-1,000 words per minute. Offered in three tiers, Mailbird services are available in Lite (free), Pro ($1 per month) and Business ($9 per user per year) variations.

Feastly launches marketplace for home-cooked meals

A new peer-to-peer marketplace service has been launched, entitled Feastly, that allows users to invite others to or attend a meal. Users who are cooks -- ranging in skill level from amateur to professionally trained -- can list food that they intend to cook, and invite interested eaters to purchase a seat at the meal. Feastly initially launched in a private beta format in January, and the cost of meals arranged so far have varied between free and $150, with an average price being $35. The service is currently available in San Francisco, New York and Washington DC, with expansion to other cities anticipated later on.

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