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It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days – TechCrunch

It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days – TechCrunch A lot of people that will say that traditional retail is dying. They’ll point to the rising prominence of e-commerce, which accounts for under 10% of total retail in the U.S. and a whopping 15% or more …

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Meituan partners with Nvidia, Valeo and Icona for its autonomous delivery platform – TechCrunch

Meituan partners with Nvidia, Valeo and Icona for its autonomous delivery platform – TechCrunch Meituan Dianping, China’s largest on-demand food delivery company, announced today at CES that it has signed three new major partners for the development of its autonomous delivery open platform. They are Nvidia, Italian automotive design company …

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LetsTransport raises $13.5M to digitize and improve last mile logistics in India – TechCrunch

LetsTransport raises $13.5M to digitize and improve last mile logistics in India – TechCrunch India’s B2B supply chain is slowly shifting into the digital era. Following a $23 million investment for Moglix, which helps bring business and manufacturing procurement online, LetsTransport, a startup that brings increased efficiency to logistics and …

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South Korean Government Trials Blockchain for Shipping Efficiency Boost

South Korean Government Trials Blockchain for Shipping Efficiency Boost Two South Korean government ministries are exploring blockchain’s potential to bring new efficiencies to marine logistics. Announced Tuesday, the country’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries have launched a blockchain pilot project to see if …

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The limits of coworking – TechCrunch

The limits of coworking – TechCrunch It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem like there are more WeWorks than office buildings. Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban Tech, its intersection with regulation, …

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Tencent-backed fleet manager G7 racks up $320M in funding – TechCrunch

Tencent-backed fleet manager G7 racks up $320M in funding – TechCrunch A sizable funding round is poised to heat up a race to automate China’s logistics infrastructure. Beijing-based fleet management company G7 announced on Monday that it has banked $320 million to drive technological development, bringing its total capital raised to …

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Why you need a supercomputer to build a house – TechCrunch

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house – TechCrunch When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking …

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Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost – TechCrunch

Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost – TechCrunch Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several food items together and sell them at a discounted price …

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BlueCargo optimizes stacks of containers for maximum efficiency – TechCrunch

BlueCargo optimizes stacks of containers for maximum efficiency – TechCrunch Meet BlueCargo, a logistics startup focused on seaport terminals. The company was part of Y Combinator’s latest batch and recently raised a $3 million funding round from 1984 Ventures, Green Bay Ventures, Sound Ventures, Kima Ventures and others. If you …

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Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited JD.com connected grocery store in China – TechCrunch

Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited JD.com connected grocery store in China – TechCrunch The arm race to build the future of grocery stores is heating up in China. To no one’s surprise, the main contestants are the country’s ecommerce titans Alibaba and JD.com, which are turning offline for growth. …

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