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Flowspace is AWS for warehouses

Got too much internet traffic? Get servers on demand from Amazon Web Services. Got too many pallets of physical goods? Well now you can get on-demand warehousing from Flowspace. The startup aims to be

Freight startup Flexport soars from ‘unsexy’ to $800M valuation

Flexport handles the boring logistics of a trillion-dollar business: the transport of shipping containers around the world. Because the work of freight forwarding seemed so bland, it was long ignored

Transfix keeps on truckin’, with $42 million in fresh funding led by NEA

When we last checked in on Transfix in late 2015, the then two-year-old, 26-person, New York-based transportation startup was determined to use its tech to increasingly match customers needing interst

Russian freight service Deliver closes seed round of $8M, with European plans

Russia-based online freight service Deliver (formerly iCanDeliver) has closed a seed round of $8 million. The startup automates the process of ordering freight transport and makes things more efficien

BlackBuck closes $70M to digitize freight and logistics across India

BlackBuck, a startup that is digitizing logistics and cross-country freighting in India, has closed out a $70 million Series C round.

Flexport CEO expresses some remorse in taking cash from Peter Thiel

Remember when we found out billionaire investor Peter Thiel is in support of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump? At TechCrunch Shanghai 2016, Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen, who has received

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet

Think Before You Ship: Testing The Gentleness Of Various Freight Carriers

We all wonder what’s going on with the items we ship. Do they wing their way across the country in a pillowy cloud of comfort? Do they fall from great heights onto hard concrete? To test this, P

The Return Of The Blimp . . . As A Green Cargo Carrier

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/blimp.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" /> It's not news that cargo planes aren't the greenest way to transport heavy loads, but some c