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Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash – TechCrunch

Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers The alumni of these universities raised the most VC in the past year Much of the last couple of decades of innovation has centered around finding ways …

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Tiger Global returns with a $3M investment to help restaurants deal with delivery apps – TechCrunch

Tiger Global returns with a $3M investment to help restaurants deal with delivery apps – TechCrunch Tiger Global has returned to backing early-stage Indian startups after it wrote a $3 million check for CheckMate, a U.S.-Indian startup the helps restaurant deals with the pain of multiple food ordering platforms. The …

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Ford expands self-driving vehicle program to Washington D.C. – TechCrunch

Ford expands self-driving vehicle program to Washington D.C. – TechCrunch Ford is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Washington D.C., the fourth city to join the automaker’s testing program as it prepares to launch a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021. Ford will begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the district …

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Postmates raises another $300M, reportedly valued at $1.2B – TechCrunch

Postmates raises another $300M, reportedly valued at $1.2B – TechCrunch On-demand delivery service Postmates announced this morning that it has raised $300 million in additional funding led by Tiger Global Management. While the company’s press release doesn’t mention this, Fortune reports that the deal valued Postmates at $1.2 billion. Tiger’s …

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Instacart links up with Walmart Canada to expand its same-day delivery service – TechCrunch

Instacart links up with Walmart Canada to expand its same-day delivery service – TechCrunch Instacart has teamed up with Walmart Canada to bring shoppers in Toronto and Winnipeg same-day grocery delivery. The agreement is part of a pilot program for the two companies that will allow Instacart users to order …

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Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea – TechCrunch

Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea – TechCrunch Sujay Seetharaman Contributor Sujay Seetharaman is a Customer Success Manager and a Market Analyst at eCommerce market intelligence firm PipeCandy As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies, the acquisition of Shopify’s merchant marketplace, may be the boost that …

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Instacart taps Postmates to help with deliveries in SF during peak demand – TechCrunch

Instacart taps Postmates to help with deliveries in SF during peak demand – TechCrunch Instacart has tapped Postmates to offer better delivery services during peak hours in a San Francisco pilot. While Instacart will still handle all the shopping for its customers, it will hand off some deliveries to Postmates …

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