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  • Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

    Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

    Need a tube of toothpaste, but don’t want to wait? Google wants to drone that to you, the Mountain View-based technology giant announced today. Google follows Amazon in announcing that it is building consumer delivery-facing drone technology. Amazon previously disclosed that it is working to build drones that can deliver small parcels to shoppers. The two companies have differing… Read More

  • Uber Begins Testing Lunch Delivery With UberFRESH

    Uber Begins Testing Lunch Delivery With UberFRESH

    Uber isn’t done producing variations on the theme of on-demand wheels – the startup has now begun testing uberFRESH, a service that provides lunch between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM to customers in the Santa Monica trial area first, with a prix fixe menu that offers a different selection each day and is refreshed every week, for $12 per meal. The uberFRESH service is available in the… Read More

  • Saffron Fix Will Deliver You Indian Food Ingredients And Recipes

    Saffron Fix Will Deliver You Indian Food Ingredients And Recipes

    If you ever thought cooking Indian food was a daunting task or wanted to give it a try, Saffron Fix is trying to help. Saffron Fix is a food ingredient delivery service, like Blue Apron, but what makes it unique is that it focuses on Indian cuisine, and it allows customers to choose whether they want their ingredients to come chopped, grated or sliced. Read More

  • Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero

    Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero

    Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie’s List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort looks like it’s about to go live: the company is now rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero. The offering is initially going to be part of Amazon Local, the… Read More

  • GoGoVan Wants To Be The ‘Uber of Delivery’ For Asia

    GoGoVan Wants To Be The ‘Uber of Delivery’ For Asia

    GoGoVan, an app that connects van drivers and users, wants to make last-mile deliveries easier for users throughout Asia. The Hong Kong based startup was founded in summer 2013 and now claims over 50% of the van driver market there, with over 18,000 van drivers using its service. It recently launched in Singapore, where GoGoVan signed up more than 200 drivers in the first week. Read More

  • Amazon Testing Its Own Parcel Delivery Network, Says WSJ

    Amazon Testing Its Own Parcel Delivery Network, Says WSJ

    Amazon is in the process of testing its own delivery network to help complete the last stage of delivery in a package’s trip from factory to buyer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The e-commerce giant is using Candlestick Park in SF, as well as facilities in Los Angeles and New York, as bases of operation for Amazon trucks and contracted drivers. Self-delivery would be a huge step… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • BufferBox Ending Standalone Service, Closing Down Pick-Up Locations And Rolling Into Google

    BufferBox Ending Standalone Service, Closing Down Pick-Up Locations And Rolling Into Google

    Waterloo-based BufferBox, which was acquired by Google in November 2012, is shutting down its standalone service. The company sent an email to members today alerting them to the news, stating in no uncertain terms that BufferBox will cease to operate as a service distinct from Google, and that the team and tech will be rolled into Google products and efforts to build out future Google… Read More

  • Online Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Snaps Up $88M Series E, Insight Venture Partners Joins As Lead Investor

    Online Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Snaps Up $88M Series E, Insight Venture Partners Joins As Lead Investor

    Chalk up another play for scale in the world of online takeout services: Delivery Hero, the German-based startup with operations across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, is today announcing a $88 million round of investment. The Series E funding, led by new investor Insight Venture Partners, will take the total funding for Delivery Hero close to $200 million raised since first opening… Read More

  • With myDoorman, You Never Have To Miss A Package Delivery Again

    With myDoorman, You Never Have To Miss A Package Delivery Again

    While a number of big-name brands like Amazon, Google and eBay are testing the waters of local delivery on demand, where couriers drop off products following the push of a button on your smartphone, a new San Francisco-area startup called myDoorman is trying to solve the more everyday annoyance of missing your UPS or FedEx delivery window. Instead of returning home to find a sticky note left… Read More