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FedEx robot sent packing by NYC

FedEx robot sent packing by NYC FedEx’s autonomous delivery bot got a cold reception from New York City officials. After the company’s SameDay Bots — named Roxo — popped up on New York City streets last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio and transportation officials delivered a sharp response: Get out. FedEx told […]

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Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, […]

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, […]

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Wing will test drone delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx

Wing will test drone delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx Wing, the drone delivery company that started its life within the Google X lab before spinning out into its own thing under the Alphabet umbrella, is prepping for takeoff. The company announced this morning that it’s launching a test program […]

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China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores

China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores China’s payments heavyweights have been following tourists abroad as their home market gets crowded. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate with a said valuation of $100 billion, now sees its virtual wallet Alipay handling transactions at 3,000 Walgreens stores in the U.S. and is eyeing […]

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Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new M fund Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year. The firm is a relative newcomer to Southeast Asia but a key differentiator is that it is solely focused […]

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Tesla names Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Walgreens executive to board as part of SEC settlement

Tesla names Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Walgreens executive to board as part of SEC settlement Tesla has added two independent directors to its board, Oracle founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison and Walgreens executive Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, as part of a settlement with U.S. securities regulators over CEO Elon Musk’s infamous tweets about taking the […]

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A startup’s guide to CES

A startup’s guide to CES The Consumer Electronics Show, like Burning Man, is a massive event in the middle of the desert. Also like Burning Man it is populated by some of the greatest minds in technology. But, unlike Burning Man, these people are all dressed and only a few of them […]

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Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with 0M at a 5M valuation A slew of venture capitalists known for high-profile exits — Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed Venture Partners — have invested in Faire (formerly known as […]

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Walgreens enlists FedEx to offer speedy drug delivery

Walgreens enlists FedEx to offer speedy drug delivery Walgreens is gearing up for a battle with Amazon. The country’s second-largest pharmacy chain announced this week that it’s teaming up with FedEx to offer quick drug delivery. Through Walgreens Express, patients will be able to get prescriptions delivered to their home as quickly […]

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