eBay
Two years after launching its local delivery service eBay Now, eBay plans to shut it down, a VentureBeat source claims. Born out of the $75 million acquisition of Milo, eBay’s local team launched eBay Now in 2012 alongside competing same-day services like WunWun and Postmates. The race to conquer local delivery is red-hot — recent Continue Reading →
Buffalo
@StartUpGrindBuf asks, “Turning #buffalo from a #rustbelt city into a #startup city?” Emerging research validates that “where” entrepreneurs start is as important as “what” they start-up. And when it comes to where, it’s all about how. How prepared is your city to revitalize small business, encourage entrepreneurship and stabilize start-ups, really? Any region hoping to Continue Reading →
Uber
As they so often are, the rumors were true: the smartphone-based taxi request app, Uber, is adding a new service in New York City called “Uber Family.” The company’s calling it “uberFAMILY,” but we’re calling it Uber Family. Anyway, as the name implies, the new service takes what Uber already does and adds a guaranteed Continue Reading →
Google Maps
Google Maps for iOS and Android is getting a big update on Tuesday, bringing stronger support for offline maps to both platforms, adding in lane guidance when driving, and integrating Uber as an option for getting around. Among the most helpful of the updates will certainly be offline maps, which is now front-and-center on iOS Continue Reading →
Uber
App-based car-hire start-up Uber is launching a dedicated courier service Tuesday, starting in Manhattan. “It’s an Uber for things,” said Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber NYC. The new service, called UberRUSH, uses a courier on foot or on bike to deliver a package from anywhere in Manhattan to anywhere else, for between $15 and Continue Reading →