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It was only a matter of time before eBay Now would be put out to pasture once and for all. But that's official as of today, eBay revealed in a statement about how it plans to simplify shopping for users. The company introduced its same-day, on-demand delivery service in 2012, but struggled to capt...

July 27th 2015 at 5:48pm 0 Comments
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Lyft users might get free Starbucks coffee, but certain Uber users can get a high-end Xiaomi smartphone delivered to their door, at least for a day. If you're in Singapore and Malaysia, you can order the 5.7-inch QuadHD Xiaomi Mi Note directly from the Uber app and get it delivered like some kind...

July 23rd 2015 at 7:05am 0 Comments
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When you don't really feel like getting off the couch to make a run for the border, but you're still thinking outside the bun, Taco Bell will now bring its fast food delicacies to you. So long as you live in certain areas, of course. The chain has teamed up with DoorDash, a company that handles fo...

July 8th 2015 at 3:42pm 0 Comments
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Tech companies like Uber may be fighting tooth and nail to keep their workers as contractors and avoid dealing with costs like insurance and taxes, but Shyp isn't having any of that. The shipping service has announced that it's treating all of its couriers as full-fledged employees, with all the...

July 2nd 2015 at 1:55pm 0 Comments
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When it comes to new services, Amazon is a predictable beast: it'll launch something in the US first and then bring it over to the UK once it's ironed out all of the creases. That's exactly what's happening with Prime Now, the company's one-hour delivery service, which comes to London today after...

June 30th 2015 at 4:35am 0 Comments
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Commercial drone operations like Amazon's highly-touted delivery service could commence in about a year, according to a senior official from the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker told a congressional committee on Wednesday the necessary regulations for comm...

June 17th 2015 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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Amazon may be considering yet another way to get packages from its distribution centers to your front door. No, it doesn't involve more drones or warehouse bots. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon wants to hire members of the general public to act as impromptu delivery drivers -- kind of...

June 16th 2015 at 2:11pm 0 Comments
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Is Uber worth up to $50 billion? Maybe, but many experts think it needs to diversify from, ahem, "transportation services" to get there. However, its plan to deliver high-end retail products, food and other goods has hit a snag, according to the WSJ. It reportedly lost plum delivery contracts from...

June 16th 2015 at 8:22am 0 Comments
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Your next Sidecar ride could be carrying more than passengers and parcels. The ride-sharing company announced that it is teaming with local cannabis service Meadow to bring same-day weed deliveries to medical marijuana patients in San Francisco. The new service will reportedly fulfill orders throu...

May 12th 2015 at 5:09pm 0 Comments
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You know the delivery drill. When you're feeling peckish, the first thing you do is search for open restaurants in your area, but then you have to close search, open a separate food delivery app, find the restaurant again there, and finally place your order. That's a lot of work just to order a pi...

May 7th 2015 at 8:11pm 0 Comments
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It's sometimes too dangerous to call 911, but one Florida woman just found a potentially life-saving alternative: a food delivery app. When Cheryl Treadway's boyfriend threatened to hurt her and her family if they left home, she used Pizza Hut's mobile app to send a request for help under the pret...

May 6th 2015 at 5:44pm 0 Comments
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What's that? You want a Big Mac combo for lunch but don't have time to venture out? Well, if you happen to be in New York City, McDonald's will soon bring that double-decker burger to you. The company announced today that it will test a 24-hour delivery service in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan as...

May 4th 2015 at 2:01pm 0 Comments