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Use of Autonomous Vehicles and Drones Expected to Rise in Transportation Industry

Use of Autonomous Vehicles and Delivery Drones Expected to Rise in Transportation Industry

ABI Research Survey Finds 30% of Transportation Industry Respondents Plan to Use Robotics to Support e-Commerce Delivery Growth in the Next Year.   SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, /PRNewswire/ — In a recent B2B technology survey of 455 U.S.-based companies across nine verticals, ABI Research finds that 30% of transportation industry respondents plan to introduce robotics into their business operations within the next year, with another 22%

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Hong Kong Startup Lalamove to Expand to 100 Cities with Series B Financing Completed

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lalamove, a Hong Kong based on-demand delivery company, completed its Series B Financing round, raising USD 30 million. The Series B Financing round was led by Xianghe Capital, a Beijing VC firm founded by former Head of Baidu M&A, Mr Hesong Tang, with participation from Blackhole Capital and existing shareholders MindWorks Ventures and Crystal Stream. The investment round

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New Online Delivery App to meet Filipinos Rising Logistics Demands

Lalamove, a Hong Kong based startup offering on-demand logistics in China and across Asia established its presence in the Philippines early November. Offering Philippines businesses, enterprises and e-commerce startups a consumer-facing app,  Lalamove’s “Uber For Logistics” model comes into play via independent “transporters” or “drivers” on the road to provide cost-effective door-to-door package delivery in an hour, thanks to the rising ride-sharing economy in

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delivery.com Powers Online Food Ordering for Facebook Pages

New integration lets customers order directly from restaurants’ Pages on demand. NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today online ordering gets even easier and more convenient. Thanks to an integration between Facebook and delivery.com, a leading destination for on-demand ordering, you can now order from delivery.com restaurants directly via  their Facebook Pages. delivery.com, whose website and mobile apps drive online

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Rwanda Launches World’s First On-Demand Emergency Service Using Unmanned Drones

The drones and delivery service are built and operated by Zipline, a California-based robotics company. Rwanda’s drone delivery service will initially focus on blood, an international partnership between UPS®, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Zipline will help the country quickly expand the types of medicines and lifesaving vaccines that can be delivered. MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 14, 2016 /CNW/ – Today,

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Private Real-Estate Owner Expands Logistics Business Portfolio

Private-equity giant Blackstone Group LP has cut a deal to pay $1.5 billion for a portfolio of logistics centers, in the latest sign that this e-commerce-driven business is one of the hottest areas in the commercial-property industry. Blackstone, the world’s largest private real-estate owner, has signed a contract to buy the 12 million-square-foot portfolio of mostly West Coast property from

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Google Adds Transport Planning & Analytics Startup to Maps

Early this week, the transportation analytics startup Urban Engines announced that it will become part of Google Maps. Urban Engines is primarily focused on route analytics for urban planning, delivery, and commuting, using what it refers to as its “space/time engine” to simulate routes and scenarios and streamline urban transportation. Urban Engines’ flagship product is a transportation emulator that lets

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Foodpanda India Hungry for Funds

MUMBAI/ BENGALURU: The embattled Rocket Internet-backed Foodpanda, which last year saw allegations of internal fraud and misappropriation of funds being levelled against its top management, is learnt to be in the process of raising fresh capital. The company recently engaged Mumbai-based mid-market investment bank o3 Capital for a $40-60 million fund-raise as it initiates talks with investors, people familiar with

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Symphony to Grow On-demand Delivery Services

Symphony helps companies like Gatorade and Hershey’s manage their web business, is raising $11 million to grow its fulfilment business., helping these brands to speed up last-mile deliveries. Symphony Commerce, provides the developer tools to create and run these websites, sees themselves as a “commerce-as-a-service” business. They help beverage companies and fashion brands with everything from web design to inventory management.

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