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Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

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Nigeria’s Amazon clone has launched with an offer of 1,500 naira (US$9.20) gift for new subscribers. For new orders, Kasuwa will offer free shipping for goods bought as a part of its launch promotion. Currently, the site’s wares include books, electronics, mobile phones, computing and hardware. Kasuwa will also offer its customer pay-on-delivery...
Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

Dyn picks up mobile monitoring company Trendslide and looks toward devops

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Plenty of companies have woken up to the reality that IT administrators, executives, salespeople and others want to use their mobile devices to get a sense of their operations. Now Dyn, which provides DNS and email-delivery services for enterprises, has bought Trendslide, which has built out simple mobile dashboards for...
Dyn picks up mobile monitoring company Trendslide and looks toward devops

Anderson Seafood Finds A Recipe For Success With UPS Logistics

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This post brought to you by UPS. What does UPS have to do with seafood? Quite a bit, at least when it comes to Anderson Seafood. For the last 30+ years, the California-based company has been supplying high-quality seafood to their local Anaheim market. In the early days of...
Anderson Seafood Finds A Recipe For Success With UPS Logistics

Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device

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Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Media Services, a new set of tools and analytics to help developers build massively scaling media delivery services involving real-time video. For example, Microsoft claims that “Last year several broadcasters used Windows Azure Media Services to stream the London 2012 Olympics.” That in mind,...
Azure Media Services opens to the public, helping developers deliver streaming video to any device

Postmates Debuts ‘Get It Now’ On-Demand Courier Service To The Public

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One of the things that people who move away from New York City lament is the lack of delivery services pretty much everywhere else. In New York, you can famously get pretty much any kind of food — or anything else really — delivered straight to your door, 24 hours...
Postmates Debuts ‘Get It Now’ On-Demand Courier Service To The Public

Pandora Remixes Its Free Listening Limits

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Faced with ever-rising music licensing fees, music streaming service Pandora has implemented a 40-hour per month limit on free mobile listening - a small change that has large implications on the state of music delivery services. The reason for the listening cap, according to Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren, is due...
Pandora Remixes Its Free Listening Limits
It's War: China's Ecommerce Giants Draw Swords on Weibo
Dyn grabs $38M, adds Jason Calacanis to its board

Bloomberg: Amazon is planning an Android-based smartphone

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While most of the Amazon hardware rumors since the Kindle Fire launched have centered around a 10-inch version of the tablet, Bloomberg's "people with knowledge of the matter" say a smartphone is in the works. The rumors center around a purported chase for wireless patents (presumably so Amazon can...
Bloomberg: Amazon is planning an Android-based smartphone

Hey Girl: Meet Juniper, The Monthly Subscription Of Must-Haves For That Time Of The Month

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It is starting to seem like there’s a startup providing subscription delivery services for just about everything: Razors, snacks, kids items, makeup, underwear, DIY craft tools, even condoms and sex toys. Some of these things are necessities, but many of them are not exactly must-haves — but still, people...
Hey Girl: Meet Juniper, The Monthly Subscription Of Must-Haves For That Time Of The Month

Why Do Copyright Industry Profits Get To Be The Yardstick For Civil Liberties?

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For a long time, the copyright industry has cried foul over technical progress, and demanded taxpayer compensation for how these new developments circumvent their existing privileges. It didn't start with the internet; they've done so for well over a century, starting with complaining about the gramophone and the self-playing piano....
Why Do Copyright Industry Profits Get To Be The Yardstick For Civil Liberties?

BitTorrent launches SoShare, an 'unlimited' file delivery service that lets you send up to a terabyte for free

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BitTorrent on Friday announced the public beta launch of SoShare, a free file delivery service designed by the company’s engineers and based on the BitTorrent protocol. The company says it lets you send an unlimited amount of files, up to a terabyte for free. BitTorrent says SoShare was created because...
BitTorrent launches SoShare, an 'unlimited' file delivery service that lets you send up to a terabyte for free
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NYC Startups Batten Down the Hatches for Sandy

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Scary sky With mass transit closed and dangerous storm surges set to wallop the city, New York startups aren’t messing around when it comes to hurricane prep. Most, like Useablenet, Kickstarter, HowAboutWe and SideTour, are urging employees to work from home due to the closure of the MTA system. “We have a...
NYC Startups Batten Down the Hatches for Sandy

London 'obvious choice' for Amazon's expansion

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Amazon is to open a new centre in London to spearhead a global push into film and television delivery services....
London 'obvious choice' for Amazon's expansion

Task Service TaskRabbit Launches Mobile On-Demand Delivery

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TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based start-up that helps users outsource chores to “Rabbits” online, is rolling out an on-demand delivery service with the latest version of its iPhone app. Users will be able to request delivery of products and goods on weekdays between 9 am and 7 pm, for a flat...
Task Service TaskRabbit Launches Mobile On-Demand Delivery
On-Demand Helper Startup Wunwun Launches Branded Delivery Services For Businesses

Google testing same-day delivery service, taking on Amazon, others

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If you work for Google, or have a friend who does, you may currently have access to a new service from the company: same day delivery in San Francisco. According to the New York Times, Google is currently testing a service by which a customer can order an item on...
Google testing same-day delivery service, taking on Amazon, others

We Just Tried eBay Now And It Rocks -- Here's How It Works (EBAY)

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Welcome to the future of local shopping--delivered by eBay. eBay Now, an on-demand delivery service, picks up goods from local stores. Its couriers--they call themselves "shoppers"--deliver your purchases to your door in about an hour. You pay a $5 delivery and local sales tax. San Francisco has become a battleground...
We Just Tried eBay Now And It Rocks -- Here's How It Works (EBAY)
Postmates Get It Now Users Spend $100+ A Month — At Least In Month One
Doubling in size leaves Delivery Hero hungry for more

This Week at Microsoft

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Happy Friday dear readers, it’s time to move on to the weekend, but before we disperse, let’s take a few moments to stare back over the past few days of Microsoft news. A recap before your nightcap, if you will. I want to flag that Microsoft is being coy with...
This Week at Microsoft
NeedMapper lets Sandy victims request help by text, track issues via an online map
Are meal delivery services the future of groceries? PandoDaily finds out
Digisocial blurs the line between photos and messaging in new social audio app

ATD: Yahoo has had "serious" talks with Tumblr concerning potential acquisition or investment

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According to Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka of AllThingsD, Yahoo has had discussions with Tumblr concerning a potential investment or acquisition. Yahoo has been on a buying spree lately, but hasn’t made a purchase on the scale of Tumblr; instead, it has purchased small companies with teams rich with talent....
ATD: Yahoo has had "serious" talks with Tumblr concerning potential acquisition or investment

After taking in a combined $39k, two designers break down their digital publishing success

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After seeing modest success from their respective ebook releases, designers Sacha Greif and Nathan Barry have detailed the whole  process, from writing and designing to sales and marketing, in a podcast. Greif published part one of the series (transcript included) on Tuesday, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the work that...
After taking in a combined $39k, two designers break down their digital publishing success

Online food ordering firm Delivery Hero acquires Pizza-online.fi

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Online food ordering company Delivery Hero, one of Berlin’s hottest startups, has acquired 100 percent of Finland’s Pizza-online.fi, in which it already had a minority stake. The news follows Delivery Hero’s recent 25 million euros funding round, which brought its total of capital raised to 40 million euros. That investment...
Online food ordering firm Delivery Hero acquires Pizza-online.fi

eBay Now offers same-day delivery from local retailers

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eBay is trying to revolutionize local commerce. Its new product, eBay Now, promises consumers same-day delivery of products found at local retailers. It weaves together eBay’s acquisition of Milo.com and its launch of PayPal Here in a way that makes ordering a hard drive much easier than ordering a pizza. And...
eBay Now offers same-day delivery from local retailers

Do You Deliver Out Here? Google Places Says So

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When you're hungry, don't feel like cooking and have some cash in your pocket, what's the first thing you do? Likely type "pizza delivery" into Google's search bar and see what comes up. But sometimes, this hunt for a pizza place can turn into an annoying goose chase for both...
Do You Deliver Out Here? Google Places Says So
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?