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  • Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One Crunch Network

    Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One

    The business of e-commerce is still mostly a national affair. U.S. consumers order from U.S. retailers like Amazon, Gap and Walmart; Chinese consumers buy from Chinese sites such as Tmall, Taobao and JD.com; and Indian consumers flock to Flipkart and SnapDeal. Read More

  • Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber Crunch Network

    Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber

    Geographic saturation is the key to network effects and profitability in the ridesharing business. The more drivers Uber or Lyft have in a given region, the faster the pick-up times, the better the customer experience, and the more rider demand — which in turn allows drivers to earn more money, and attracts more drivers to the network. Read More

  • XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon Crunch Network

    XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

    Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the first delivery service to the Moon. With a low-cost launch, they now have a lander with the potential for precision landings driven by new system on a chip (SOC) technologies developed by Nvidia with help from General Electric. 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

  • ShipStation Now Uses AWS And Amazon Fulfillment To Automatically Ship From eBay, Sears And Other Marketplaces

    ShipStation Now Uses AWS And Amazon Fulfillment To Automatically Ship From eBay, Sears And Other Marketplaces

    ShipStation today unveiled a first-of-its-kind capability to leverage Amazon Web Services and Amazon.com’s fulfillment capability to automatically ship products sold by online retailers through multiple marketplaces. The new module coordinates the data exchange between the marketplace, the buyer and the carrier. It consolidates the purchases made from multiple channels such as eBay and… Read More

  • Google Pumps Up Their Cloud Print Service With New FedEx Partnership

    Google Pumps Up Their Cloud Print Service With New FedEx Partnership

    The amount of harried printing situations I’ve been party to has dropped dramatically since I finished school, but Google’s new update to their Cloud Print service should have you covered if you can’t say the same. According to a post on the official Chrome blog Google has baked the ability to print to any FedEx Office location right into Cloud Print, so you’ll be… Read More

  • Mapping Earthquake Recovery Projects in Haiti

    Haiti is still struggling to recover from the 7-point magnitude earthquake that struck on January 12th. The natural disaster disrupted everything there, including the systems that keep water clean, garbage away from homes and farm land, and people (let alone habitat and animals) healthy. Despite an outpouring of donations and promises to help from international nonprofits, shelter, food… Read More

  • Some iPhone 4s Begin Arriving A Full 2 Days Early

    Some iPhone 4s Begin Arriving A Full 2 Days Early

    As you may have read last night, Apple started emailing people who pre-ordered the iPhone 4 to let them know that it may arrive a day early. While the rest of us have to wait for June 24, those who opted to get the device delivered, should get it as soon as tomorrow, the email says. But actually, if FedEx’s tracking system is correct (and that may be a big “if”), some people… Read More

  • New FedEx truck: it's electric!

    Good on FedEx, for doing this. The USPS has been talking about going electric for their fleet, and it makes sense. After all, they put massive amounts of miles on their vehicles, and that’s got to make for a pretty serious carbon foot print. Read More