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  • Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

    Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

    The takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator to make the main business more profitable. Today comes the latest move on that front. Rocket Internet is selling food takeaway operations in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico to Just Eat… Read More

  • Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza

    Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza

    In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon’s Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams come true? Yes. Yes, they have. The feature is actually being made available by way of a third-party application from delivery chain Domino’s, which has been experimenting with new digital… Read More

  • DoorDash Partners With b8ta For On-Demand Tech Gadget Delivery

    DoorDash Partners With b8ta For On-Demand Tech Gadget Delivery

    DoorDash, known for its on-demand food delivery service, has partnered with newly-launched retail store b8ta. b8ta, founded by four former Nest alums, opened earlier this month in Palo Alto to sell trendy tech gadgets and offer hands-on experiences with those products to customers before they buy them. b8ta sells gadgets like the Gi Flybike, a folding electric bicycle, and Thync, a wearable… Read More

  • Bringg Raises $5 Million So Any Business Can Offer An Uber-Like Experience

    Bringg Raises $5 Million So Any Business Can Offer An Uber-Like Experience

    If on-demand is the future of delivery, a startup called Bringg aims to help established businesses better compete with the likes of Amazon and Uber going forward. The company has now raised $5 million in Series A funding to further develop its web and mobile platform that businesses to move into the on-demand era by providing features like real-time driver tracking… Read More

  • The Next Delivery Battlefield Crunch Network

    The Next Delivery Battlefield

    With e-commerce booming and the holidays rapidly approaching, retail and tech giants alike are asking Santa for new ways to delight customers and increase sales. In the U.S., nearly half of all holiday shopping will be done online, according to the National Retail Federation. With this rising demand, consumers want fast, affordable and easy deliveries. That’s why key players in… Read More

  • Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

    Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

    Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos. Amazon releases a vid with a new Prime Air drone design… Read More

  • Dispatch Joins The Ground Delivery Club

    Dispatch Joins The Ground Delivery Club

    Delivery companies have finally realized the importance of rolling before learning to fly. While autonomous quadcopter and other airborne drones have been in vogue over the past few years, autonomous ground-based vehicles are slowly eking out their space in the delivery market. Dispatch, founded by a team of MIT and University of Pennsylvania computer vision researchers, is one of several… Read More

  • Deliv Acquires Zipments To Grow Its Same-Day Delivery Service In NYC

    Deliv Acquires Zipments To Grow Its Same-Day Delivery Service In NYC

    Deliv is announcing the acquisition of another same-day delivery service, Zipments. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Deliv works with retailers like Best Buy and Macy’s, as well as startups like BloomThat and Laundry Locker, to offer delivery through a network of independent contractors. Founder and CEO Daphne Carmeli said this allows retailers to move into same-day delivery and… Read More

  • Doorman, A Startup Eliminating Missed Package Deliveries, Comes To Chicago And, Soon, New York

    Doorman, A Startup Eliminating Missed Package Deliveries, Comes To Chicago And, Soon, New York

    Doorman, a company tackling the problem of missed deliveries by allowing consumers to schedule their own deliveries as late as midnight, has now gone live in Chicago and is preparing to soon launch in New York. The expansion comes on the heels of Doorman’s seed funding round from earlier this summer, which saw the company adding $1.5 million to its coffers in order to grow its… Read More

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