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'Don't Shoot My Dog' Laws Proposed

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Cross-posted from Animals are cool. People are a-holes. Any bill that prevents people from senselessly harming animals is a good thing. The natural enemy of the family dog is the local cop. Some of the stories we hear about cops shooting dogs, man, it's like they don't even try...
'Don't Shoot My Dog' Laws Proposed

Inside TaskRabbit: Nobody Does Their Own Chores, So There's More Time For Fun And Pranks

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This dog is TaskRabbit's chief innovation officer. It's a fancy position for a pet, but it's well-deserved, considering the dog actually inspired Leah Busque to start TaskRabbit. One night on February 2008, Busque was sitting at home and getting ready for dinner with her husband when she realized she...
Inside TaskRabbit: Nobody Does Their Own Chores, So There's More Time For Fun And Pranks

Square clone Payleven links up with O2 Germany to bring its card readers to retailers

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Payleven, the Rocket Internet-backed mobile payment company, has just landed a rather significant fish in its homeland after agreeing to a partnership with operator Telefonica O2 Germany. The alliance will see a pilot initiative start at selected O2 stores across the country through which suppliers and sellers that use the...
Square clone Payleven links up with O2 Germany to bring its card readers to retailers

First iPhone 5 Unboxing Videos Posted as Reports of Premature Deliveries Begin

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Following yesterday's publication of the first unboxing photos of the iPhone 5, several unboxing videos have now begun appearing. Among the first is one from UK gadget site T3, which received an official review unit from Apple and published its review as the embargo lifted late yesterday. T3 has also...
First iPhone 5 Unboxing Videos Posted as Reports of Premature Deliveries Begin

Alibaba launches new project, backed by $16.3b funding, to improve goods delivery in China

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An Alibaba-led logistics network project was launched today in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, as the Chinese e-commerce leader seeks to boost the delivery of products purchased online. According to a Sina Tech report, Alibaba has collaborated with a few industry partners to set up a company under the project, dubbed the...
Alibaba launches new project, backed by $16.3b funding, to improve goods delivery in China
Food Delivery Companies Seamless And GrubHub Announce Merger

Online Food Delivery Companies GrubHub and Seamless to Merge

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GrubHub and Seamless, two startups that let people order restaurant takeout without leaving the sofa or even picking up the phone, said Monday they are merging....
Online Food Delivery Companies GrubHub and Seamless to Merge

Apple Already Preparing Some Early iPad Mini Pre-Orders for Shipment

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Just 12 hours after iPad mini pre-orders went live, Apple has already begun preparing some of those first orders for shipment. The status reflects the final step before the packages are handed off to delivery companies. So far, we have seen a pair of reports in our forums with at...
Apple Already Preparing Some Early iPad Mini Pre-Orders for Shipment

Sen. Franken slams Comcast for potentially anti-competitive behavior, demands improved oversight

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Media concentration and Net Neutrality are two issues that Comcast is constantly in the middle of, given its role as a leading ISP, cable provider, and content originator. The company is at the crossroads of the delivery and creation of media, and the rules that dictate what constitutes anti-competitive behavior....
Sen. Franken slams Comcast for potentially anti-competitive behavior, demands improved oversight

Never Leave Your Apartment Again: Seamless and GrubHub Are Merging

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New name, soon. After rumors swirled the past few days that food delivery companies GrubHub and Seamless were in talks to merge, the news is now official. Bloomberg reports that the companies are combining in an effort to out-deliver their competitors in the fast-growing online ordering sector. Matt Maloney, CEO...
Never Leave Your Apartment Again: Seamless and GrubHub Are Merging

Some U.S. Pre-Orders of New Apple TV Arriving a Day Early

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While shipping notices for pre-orders of the iPad began going out over the weekend, those notices have been accompanied by "future delivery requested" notes indicating that Apple is working with delivery companies to coordinate the launch for this Friday, March 16. But the new 1080p-capable Apple TV set-top box is...
Some U.S. Pre-Orders of New Apple TV Arriving a Day Early

Amazon reportedly taking grocery delivery to LA and San Francisco, possibly international

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Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos was optimistic about the progress of Amazon Fresh at the company shareholder meeting last month, and now reports indicate that the company’s grocery service may finally be expanding outside of the Seattle region. Sources tell Reuters that Amazon is set to launch Amazon Fresh in Los Angeles...
Amazon reportedly taking grocery delivery to LA and San Francisco, possibly international

Delivery.com moves into the dry cleaning business with its Brinkmat buy

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Is the next big market in local delivery your neighborhood dry cleaner? Delivery.com seems to think so. The merchant delivery company has acquired Brinkmat, a service that lets people order laundry and dry cleaning services from local dry cleaners. Launched last year,  New York-based Brinkmat fits well into Delivery.com’s expansion...
Delivery.com moves into the dry cleaning business with its Brinkmat buy

Google's same-day delivery trial is part of the web's next shift

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The web used to live online, but thanks to services such as Uber, TaskRabbit and Google’s test of same-day delivery we’re increasingly able to take action on the web that delivers near-immediate results in the physical world. This is a slow and ongoing shift that takes the internet beyond a...
Google's same-day delivery trial is part of the web's next shift

Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

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At last month's media event, Apple introduced the fifth-generation iPod touch, a revamped version of the device offering the same 4-inch display found in the iPhone 5 and a number of different color options. While Apple immediately began taking pre-orders for the device, availability was set for a rather vague...
Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

Revelations: 12 stories you may have missed this week

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This week, Ars reviewed the 21.5 inch iMac and iTunes 11, weighed in on a court filing saying that the jury foreman in the Apple v. Samsung case knew little to nothing about the details of the case before the trial, and dug in to NASA's Curiosity discoveries (which...
Revelations: 12 stories you may have missed this week

Online food delivery rivals Seamless and Grubhub set to merge

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The combined mega delivery service will serve more than 500 cities and enable delivery from over 20,000 restaurantsOnline food ordering companies Seamless and Grubhub have announced a merger, creating an as-yet-unnamed mega delivery service.The new company will serve more than 500 cities and enable food orders at more than 20,000...
Online food delivery rivals Seamless and Grubhub set to merge

Amazon deluged with complaints over Yodel's poor delivery service

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More than 5,000 customers call for Amazon to join John Lewis, Matalan and Mothercare in ditching parcel carrier YodelAmazon is facing mounting consumer backlash over its use of delivery company Yodel, with shoppers complaining of missing and damaged goods and orders that never turn up.In the past week alone more...
Amazon deluged with complaints over Yodel's poor delivery service

Apple Begins Preparing First 27-Inch iMac Orders for Shipment

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As noted by a number of MacRumors forum members, customers who placed early orders for the new 27-inch iMac are beginning to see their credit cards charged and order statuses changing to "Preparing for Shipment". The new status indicates that the orders can no longer be changed or canceled and...
Apple Begins Preparing First 27-Inch iMac Orders for Shipment
E-commerce vet Michael Smith named CEO of Full Circle organic food delivery service
Frozen food goes gourmet, arrives on your doorstep

Apple Announces Over Two Million iPhone 5 Pre-Orders in First Day of Sales

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Following today's announcement by AT&T sharing word that the iPhone 5 has broken pre-order sales records at the carrier, Apple has issued a press release noting that it too has seen record-breaking pre-orders of over two million units since Friday's debut. The performance breaks last year's record of one million...
Apple Announces Over Two Million iPhone 5 Pre-Orders in First Day of Sales

Delivery the key to growing online retail

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The boom in internet shopping is forcing retailers and logistics firms to adapt to new delivery models to meet customers' needsAs internet shopping continues to grow - UK customers are expected to spend £87bn online in 2013 - retailers and logistics firms are having to up their game in order...
Delivery the key to growing online retail

Google is testing its same day delivery service, soon it will use driverless vehicles

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The NYTimes is reporting that Google is testing its same day delivery service around San Francisco. Plans for the service have been under way for more than a year. But it recently went live for some Google employees and their friends, according to two people briefed on the service who were not...
Google is testing its same day delivery service, soon it will use driverless vehicles
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