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Delivery Hero flings $50M into the Battle of the Takeout Boxes
Postmates launches in NYC to deliver you anything in under an hour

The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman

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It's been a particularly good week for Sir Richard Branson. SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's sub-orbital peoplecarrier broke the sound barrier for the first time, and Virgin America began service into San Jose, California. Sir Richard was in town to welcome VA's first San Jose arrival, and we jumped at the...
The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman

I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries -- New Apps Do the Shopping for You

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Some people enjoy shopping. I am not one of those people. The time it takes me to drive to the grocery store, figure out what I want, wait in line to buy it and drive home always feels like a unnecessary waste of time. I could be using that...
I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries -- New Apps Do the Shopping for You

US court orders Postal Regulatory Commission to stop favoring Netflix over services like Gamefly

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After suing the US Postal Commission back May 2011 for giving Netflix special treatment, video game rental service GameFly has lucked out in the courts today: a “three-judge panel in Washington” (DC) has reportedly ordered the Postal Regulatory Commission to end “all discrimination” against Gamefly, or to “explain why treating GameFly differently...
US court orders Postal Regulatory Commission to stop favoring Netflix over services like Gamefly

Dragons' Den Company DMCAs Google To Censor Competitor

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Fans of Dragons’ Den who watched the launch of the new series on the BBC last Sunday will have felt completely at home. Cosmetic alterations to the set aside, the format – which is licensed from Sony Pictures – remained completely unchanged. As usual, a series of hopeful entrepreneurs pitched...
Dragons' Den Company DMCAs Google To Censor Competitor
Mother and child reunion: JustFab buys FabKids

This College Student Founded A Startup Delivering Emergency Condoms On Campus

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By day, Kyle McCabe is a sophomore student at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. By night, he's the president of his very own startup called "Condam," which is short for "Condom Ambulance." Here's McCabe in action: McCabe describes Condam as an "emergency contraceptive delivery service" - hence...
This College Student Founded A Startup Delivering Emergency Condoms On Campus

AT&T Launches AT&T Alerts, A Location-Based Deal Alert Service, As The Field Grows More Crowded

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AT&T today announced AT&T Alerts, a service to help make shoppers aware of nearby deals via opt-in discounts delivered directly to their phones by SMS based on geo-location data. At launch, participating retailers include the Gap, Staples, Duracell, Motorola and more. AT&T is clearly trying to capitalize on the same...
AT&T Launches AT&T Alerts, A Location-Based Deal Alert Service, As The Field Grows More Crowded

TaskRabbit raises $13 million Series C round, adds new board members

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Maybe it’s true that startups are making it easier for Americans to get lazier. Or maybe we’re getting better at connecting people short on time with people short on money. But either way, Silicon Valley investors seem confident that TaskRabbit, the startup perhaps most emblematic of this trend, has solid legs to...
TaskRabbit raises $13 million Series C round, adds new board members

Facebook roundup: Sponsored Stories settlement, mobile ads, FBX and more

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Facebook notifies class action suit members about settlement – Facebook began sending proposed settlement notices to users it believes are members of a class action lawsuit that entitles them to up to $10 in compensation. The suit, which claimed Facebook unlawfully used members’ names and photos in Sponsored Story advertisements,...
Facebook roundup: Sponsored Stories settlement, mobile ads, FBX and more

Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

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To avoid breaking any hearts later on in this post, I’m going to put the restriction up top: This only works in San Francisco. You can cry now. Today Postmates launched Get It Now, a service that will deliver anything that you want, to you, in under an hour. Think about that:...
Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour
Postmates' local delivery service hits New York City
Dyn grabs $38M, adds Jason Calacanis to its board

Google's shopping delivery service gets a little more official and a little more hush hush at the same time

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Google’s taking on Amazon Prime with a shopping service later this year. You know this. TechCrunch is filling in some of the blanks today with additional details like pricing (free for Googlers and $4.99 for beta testers and a final target a little below Amazon’s) and some more beta...
Google's shopping delivery service gets a little more official and a little more hush hush at the same time

Postmates will expand its 'Get It Now' one-hour delivery service to Seattle, its second city

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Postmates, the local courier service that allows users to track their deliveries using their smartphone, is bringing its Get It Now service to its second city: Seattle. While perhaps being hidden away under the “What’s New” section of the Apple App Store, we noticed it when we were prompted to...
Postmates will expand its 'Get It Now' one-hour delivery service to Seattle, its second city

TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco

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San Francisco is a tiny city — famously just 49 square miles — but now its residents will have the whole city at their fingertips even more so than ever. TaskRabbit, the online marketplace that lets people outsource errands and small tasks to their neighbors, today will debut “Demand Now,”...
TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco

How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK activities

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The word 'fulfilment' introduced in 2006 marked new role for Amazon.co.uk after ownership moved to LuxembourgIt would have taken the most eagle-eyed reader to spot the introduction of a single, but hugely significant, word into Amazon.co.uk Limited's annual accounts in 2006. For the first time, the word "fulfilment" was introduced...
How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK activities

Build your own 80,000 volt Thor hammer, what could possibly go wrong?

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When someone says "The idea is extremely simple, a tiny tesla coil inside a fake hammer" we look up simple in the dictionary just to check. This is Hack a day though, where simple can mean almost anything -- in this case a genuine electrified Mjölnir replica. All you...
Build your own 80,000 volt Thor hammer, what could possibly go wrong?

Uber May Soon Be Moving Packages As Well As People

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Uber is mobile app that lets people hail nearby black cars and hybrid vehicles for rides in real time. Right now, it only moves people from Point A to Point B. Next, it may move their packages. We've been told that Uber is looking to expand as a delivery service....
Uber May Soon Be Moving Packages As Well As People

What’s next for Uber? More cities, more choice and a delivery service?

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Uber keeps rolling along, introducing its metro car services into new cities around the world. Following a big $32 million funding round late last year, the company has big plans not just for international expansion, but for new potential features. Sunday I sat down with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to...
What’s next for Uber? More cities, more choice and a delivery service?

Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics

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Clouds, clouds, everywhere there are clouds. Here’s one more to file in your cloud list from Infochimps that’s all about big data. Infochimps Enterprise Cloud is the kind of service you won’t see any time soon from an enterprise behemoth like Oracle or most of the enterprise big boys. Why? Because...
Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics
Tomorrow, SpaceX launches its first mission to the International Space Station

Lot18 officially uncorks its wine delivery service in the UK

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I love wine. And you know what I love even more than wine? Having delicious, discounted wine delivered right to my door. A few months ago, I was a bit sad that I’d no longer be able to order wine from Lot18 as I prepared for my move to London. After telling...
Lot18 officially uncorks its wine delivery service in the UK

OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m

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Russian Internet commerce powerhouse The OZON Group this morning announced its financial results for 2011, and they’re promising. The company, which operates Amazon.com-like ecommerce site OZON.ru as well as online shoe store Sapato, delivery service O’Courier and digital travel agency OZON.travel, reached a $302.5 million turnover last year. In this...
OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m
Sneaking in From Canada, Gijit Promises to Take the Pain Out of Organizing Meetings

DailyDirt: Tracking Down Your Food

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Poking through your fridge for a snack doesn't quite count as hunting for food. Not too many of us actually kill what we eat or farm fruits and vegetables, but there are a few online tools that'll help people see where they're food is coming from. Here are just a...
DailyDirt: Tracking Down Your Food

Amazon recruits 5,000 UK corner stores for 'Collect+' delivery service

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Convenience stores, cornershops, newsagents, call them what you will -- nearly 5,000 local businesses in the UK have now been signed up by Amazon to receive and look after its customers' precious packages. The "Collect+" scheme is currently on trial but The Telegraph reports it's expected to roll out...
Amazon recruits 5,000 UK corner stores for 'Collect+' delivery service
Retail: Wired Rolls with eBay in Its Race for the Same-Day Delivery Crown

On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

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On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now available on LG’s Smart TV platform. Over 40 models are supported at launch, allowing users to connect to the service and start watching content without any additional hardware or set-top boxes. Redbox announced the...
On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs
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