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Magic, a Virtual Assistant Service That Went Viral, Is Either the Laziest Thing Ever or the Most Brilliant (Or Both)

Call it instant gratification for instant gratification.

The “it” is a new concierge service called Magic that appeared out of nowhere this weekend, with mentions on the tech news aggregators  467 more words


The Sharing Economy's Next Horizon: Health Care

If there can be such a thing as an Uber development that flies under the radar, it was last month’s toe-dip into health care by this country’s most famous sharing-economy company. 822 more words


Local Delivery Startups in India Vs the US

A recent article in the New York Times wrote provocatively – “Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999″ – with the obvious implication that just like in 1999, delivery startups this time around (in 2014, a full 15 years later) might fail as famously as their 1999 counterparts such as Webvan did. 532 more words

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On-demand delivery startups and local economies: interview with Sergio Treviño, Co-Founder of BrewDrop

On-Demand Delivery, Instant Gratification… if you’re not used to hear these words already, you will be soon. The fast-changing space of on-demand economy is filled with startups that will bring anything to you, almost instantly. 2,482 more words


DoorDash Raises $17.3 Million From Sequoia To Expand Its On-Demand Delivery Service

DoorDash is one of many on-demand food-delivery startups to crop up over the past few years, but the company has big ambitions to move beyond food. 780 more words


Curated Food-Delivery Startup Caviar Raises $15 Million Led By Tiger Global

Caviar, one of many startups that have sprouted up over the past year or so to offer lazy customers an easier way to order meals online, has raised $15 million in seed and Series A funding. 270 more words


"See you in the trenches": Uber's threat finally hits as Postmates surges to 10k deliveries a week

In early 2012, at the TechCrunch “Crunchies” awards, Bastian Lehmann approached Uber’s Travis Kalanick. Lehmann was a fan, and the two were both building transportation companies in the sharing economy. 1,167 more words