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  • Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken

    Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken

    Today, Google bought an Ontario-based company called BufferBox. In a way, it kind of came out of left field. Since it’s a Google Ventures company, one can guess that those on Google’s campus were very familiar with the service, which provides an easy alternative to waiting around for packages at your house. Not only is package delivery a bummer, because things get lost, hitting up… Read More

  • U.S. Postal Service Plans To Launch Experimental Same-Day Delivery Service In November

    U.S. Postal Service Plans To Launch Experimental Same-Day Delivery Service In November

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) just informed the Postal Regulatory Commission that it plans to launch an experimental same-day delivery service called Metro Post. The USPS says this test is specifically designed for e-commerce companies and will initially focus on a single (currently undisclosed) metropolitan area. The market test for Metro Post is scheduled to begin around November… Read More

  • United States Postal Service goes mobile

    United States Postal Service goes mobile

    Sometime yesterday, the one and only United States Postal Service launched a mobile-friendly website – m.USPS.com – for any web-enabled mobile device. Hooray! The new mobile site sports the USPS’ most “popular [online] functions” including Track & Confirm, Post Office locator, and everyone’s favorite application (according to the USPS itself), ZIP… Read More

  • Postal worker in Minnesota steals 16,000 Best Buy Reward Zone certificates

    Postal worker in Minnesota steals 16,000 Best Buy Reward Zone certificates

    A postal service supervisor working at a Minneapolis mail distribution center “has admitted taking nearly 16,000 Best Buy reward certificates and using them to buy almost $200,000 in merchandise” between June 2007 and October 2008, according to the Star Tribune. Read More

  • Star Wars Postal Stamps On The Way

    Star Wars Postal Stamps On The Way

    Though this technically isn’t a gadget, we know every geek loves some Star Wars news! This summer, you’ll be able to pick up Yoda, Luke, and Leia all in the form of postal stamps. To celebrate the countless years of Star Wars in pop-culture, the US Postal Service will be issuing 15 unique stamps that feature different Star Wars characters. The set will go on sale May 25th and… Read More