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FedEx robot sent packing by NYC

FedEx’s autonomous delivery bot got a cold reception from New York City officials. After the company’s SameDay Bots — named Roxo — popped up on New York City streets last week, Mayor B

Define and manage growth on your own terms

Growth means different things at different companies, but correctly identifying avenues for sustainable and scalable growth is a universal priority.

Bolt Bikes launches e-bike subscription platform for gig delivery workers in US, UK

Bolt Bikes, the Sydney, Australia-based startup founded in 2017, is taking to the U.S. and U.K. its electric bike platform designed for gig economy delivery workers. The company is expanding on the he

VC Cyan Banister on who decides what at Founders Fund (and much more)

Cyan Banister is an American success story. A homeless teenager who originally supported herself by making hemp necklaces, then silk-screen T-shirts, she went on to become a self-taught engineer and t

Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups

Why are businesses and government organizations investing so much into the the strip of land down the West Coast from Vancouver, Canada to Portland, Oregon?

Yandex is now testing a self-driving sidewalk cargo delivery robot

Add another one to the list of companies piloting small, wheeled, autonomous robots for small-package and food delivery: Yandex . Russia’s search and services giant has expanded its ambitions in

MIT develops a way for autonomous delivery robots to find your front door

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of navigation for robots that could be very useful for the range of companies working on autonomous last-mile delivery. In short, the team has worked out

Sam Altman’s bet against Slack

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ZeroDown, valued at $150M, plans to take on Zillow

ZeroDown launches a home search engine.

Uber to acquire grocery delivery startup Cornershop

Uber will acquire Cornershop, a grocery delivery startup that began life serving the Latin American market and recently shifted to offer service in Toronto, its first North American city. Uber announc

Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1

Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann on 'choppy' public markets, competitors and more.

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

In this week's newsletter: Airbnb, WeWork and Postmates prep IPOs.

At TechCrunch Disrupt, insights into key trends in venture capital

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Readying an IPO, Postmates secures $225M led by private equity firm GPI Capital

Postmates is expected to unveil its IPO prospectus this month.

Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

Waymo is taking some of its autonomous vehicles to Florida just in time for hurricane season to begin testing in heavy rain. The move to Florida will focus on testing how its myriad sensors hold up du

Uncork Capital cracks open two new funds

Uncork Capital, the now 15-year-old, early-stage venture firm formerly known as SoftTech VC, has closed up two new pools of committed capital totaling $200 million: $100 million for its sixth early-st

Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF

Postmates has officially received the green light from the city of San Francisco to begin testing its Serve wheeled delivery robot on city streets, as first reported by the SF Chronicle and confirmed

Postmates to drop IPO filing next month

Postmates is gearing up to makes its S-1 public in September, TechCrunch has learned

Startups seek sperm… and venture capital backing

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Postmates expects to land first-ever permit to test sidewalk delivery robots in San Francisco

On-demand delivery business Postmates is expected to receive the first-ever permit for sidewalk robotics operations in the city of San Francisco. According to San Francisco Public Works, the permits a
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