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Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero

Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie's List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort..

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Attention, shopping sites: 43% in a survey said they'd buy on PC because it's too hard on mobile. - Digits - WSJ

Attention, shopping sites: 43% in a survey said they'd buy on PC because it's too hard on mobile. - Digits - WSJ | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Mobile may be the future, but when it comes to online shopping consumers have plenty of reasons why they head back to the old PC to make a purchase.
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US pledges to loosen grip on net. Don't be fooled.

US pledges to loosen grip on net. Don't be fooled. | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it

The battle over the future of the internet has begun in earnest. Bear with us: it's immensely technical, but it's also immensely important.

 

Because the internet first emerged, grew, and prospered in the United States, the US government has a special relationship and disproportionate influence over what is now regarded as a global public good. While the US is unwilling to relinquish its role as chief internet steward, this is becoming an increasingly untenable position, particularly as the NSA/Snowden revelations continue to shake global confidence.

 

In this context, and perhaps accelerated by last week's damning critiques in the European Parliament and the UN Human Rights Council, the US government announced late on Friday, in a smart front-footed move, that it intends to release oversight of its long-treasured IANA contract under which the US Commerce Department contracts ICANN, a private US company, to perform key internet administration tasks.

 

The government has proposed a transition plan for these tasks to be administered directly by the "global multistakeholder community" (read: ICANN), via a process to be determined by ICANN and approved by the US government in September 2015.

 

This prescriptive, carefully-limited announcement is the long-awaited fulfilment of a promise made 16 years ago when ICANN first came into being, and it would be the first time since the net's inception that the US government would abandon formal oversight.

 

Of course, US vested interests in ICANN as a US-based company, subject to US law, and partial to US industry, remain, as does the almighty US technical and economic leverage over the digital ecosystem.

 

You might think (and you'd be right), that it is rather odd that one country, and indeed one company, even holds this net administration contract. But such are the breaks of history and the clutch of commerce.

 

 

"We are moving inexorably towards a situation where enormous amounts of control are centred in private hands."

 

When the news broke, US media headlines read " US to relinquish control of the internet". The net, of course, is not strictly owned or controlled by anyone. Twitter quickly corrected the twits, making for the less hyperbolic " US to cede its oversight of addresses on internet".

 

However, like last week's accidental editorial elevation of Tim Berners-Lee to inventor of the entire internet (rather than the web), the first instinctive headline holds some truth, in practical, day-to-day terms.

 

The US does in many ways control the internet, politically, physically, and economically. Contrary to reactions by US conservatives, this recent move barely diminishes that control, at least not immediately. Instead, it marks an early strategic play by the US to control future discussions of net governance.

 

What it changes, to uncertain ends, is the balance of power between US public and private interests. We are moving inexorably towards a situation where enormous amounts of control are centred in private hands, often beyond the scope of effective regulation. This should be a matter of great concern.

 

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The Future of Retail [Infographic]

The Future of Retail [Infographic] | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The Future of Retail [Infographic] - Digital Commerce

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Fire at ASOS' major warehouse 'deliberate'

Fire at ASOS' major warehouse 'deliberate' | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
A fire which caused "substantial damage" to online fashion retailer ASOS's distribution centre is being treated as arson, police say.
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Doddle, an online shopping collection and returns service located in Network Rail train stations and major hubs plans to expand across UK

Doddle, an online shopping collection and returns service located in Network Rail train stations and major hubs plans to expand across UK | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Doddle to roll out across UK
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Any retailer can offer the service, with customers of the nation's biggest online stores already selecting the Doddle option at the checkout.
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Foodpanda Acquires Russian Competitor Delivery Club - TechCrunch

Foodpanda Acquires Russian Competitor Delivery Club - TechCrunch | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
TechCrunch Foodpanda Acquires Russian Competitor Delivery Club TechCrunch Rocket Internet-incubated foodpanda has acquired Delivery Club in a move it says will make the combined companies Russia's leading food delivery service with over 2,500...
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Online shoppers get a raw deal in Kerala | ET Retail

Online shoppers get a raw deal in Kerala | ET Retail | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
"The commercial taxes department wants to levy tax from courier companies because in Kerala, cash-on-delivery is being considered as a sale.This is wrong inte.. (Is #cashondelivery a sale in #kerala ?
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Wal-Mart to launch B2B e-commerce marketplace in India in July

Wal-Mart to launch B2B e-commerce marketplace in India in July | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc will launch its business-to-business e-commerce platform in the Indian cities of Lucknow and Hyderabad in the first week of July, the worl..
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Brazil's B2W buys Tegma logistics unit for $57 mln

Brazil's B2W buys Tegma logistics unit for $57 mln | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
News retail : B2W Companhia Digital, Brazil's biggest online retailer, agreed to pay 127 million reais ($57 million) for a division of transportation company Tegma Gestao Logistica as the retailer bolsters its distribution channels.
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Alibaba’s Deal With Italian Ministry Paves Way For Luxury On Tmall

Alibaba’s Deal With Italian Ministry Paves Way For Luxury On Tmall | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it

In a concerted push to convince more premium brands to join B2C e-commerce site Tmall, online retail behemoth Alibaba is courting both companies and the governments of countries famous for luxury goods. After a recent deal with France, the company has now moved onto Italy in hopes that labels such as Gucci and Prada may someday open their own official online shops on the site.
 

According to a report today in Women’s Wear Daily, the company has just signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development stating that Alibaba will help Italian companies set up shop on Tmall and its other online platforms. According to the terms of the agreement, Alibaba will provide express enrollment, promotional and marketing support to Italian brands, and a tailored Tmall marketing campaign to mark the start of the new agreement. Alibaba also said that it will collaborate with Italian brands on B2B platform Alibaba.com, online payment system Alipay, and logistics company China Smart Logistics.

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Dubai's Aramex expands its ecommerce reach as it inks deal for Australia's Mail Call Courier

Dubai's Aramex expands its ecommerce reach as it inks deal for Australia's Mail Call Courier | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Logistics company says it has acquired Mail Call Couriers; part of 'aggressive expansion strategy'
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India's Online retailers give up on same-day delivery

India's Online retailers give up on same-day delivery | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
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Online retailers give up on same-day delivery
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"Same-day deliveries are not feasible in India given the current supply chain issues," says a senior executive from Myntra, who did not wish to be named.
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Instacart grocery delivery launches in Atlanta - Creative Loafing Atlanta

Instacart grocery delivery launches in Atlanta - Creative Loafing Atlanta | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Creative Loafing Atlanta Instacart grocery delivery launches in Atlanta Creative Loafing Atlanta Instacart, the on demand grocery delivery service, launched in Atlanta today, making it the San Francisco-based startup's 12th city since expanding to...
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Payment Startup Stripe Partners With China’s Alipay - Digits - WSJ

Payment Startup Stripe Partners With China’s Alipay - Digits - WSJ | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Online payment service Stripe wants to make it easier for merchants to sell goods and services to the country with the world’s largest Internet population.
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Cargomatic launches Uber for trucking

Cargomatic launches Uber for trucking | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The Venice Beach startup aims to disrupt the $70 billion local trucking industry by connecting local shippers with small trucking companies through technology.
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ASOS global distribution hub back in service after fire - Lloyd's Loading List

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Meet QuiQui, the drug-delivering drone

Meet QuiQui, the drug-delivering drone | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Meet QuiQui, the drug-delivering drone
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The company is testing drones that would deliver medicine and anything else you'd normally purchase at the pharmacy.
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Sub-Saharan Africa set to experience growth in eCommerce and logistics - CIO East Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa set to experience growth in eCommerce and logistics - CIO East Africa | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
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Will Google Shopping Express Help Retailers Fend Off Challenge From Amazon?

Will Google Shopping Express Help Retailers Fend Off Challenge From Amazon? | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
The field of players offering same-day delivery of orders placed over the Internet is getting increasingly crowded. But only a handful are likely to succeed in wringing a profit from this high-cost service. Many of the biggest names in e-commerce have already launched some form of same-day or expedited delivery, including [...]

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Zalando UK boss: “E-commerce is a megatrend that is shaping shopping in a new way” - Retail Gazette

Zalando UK boss: “E-commerce is a megatrend that is shaping shopping in a new way” - Retail Gazette | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Zalando UK boss: “E-commerce is a megatrend that is shaping shopping in a new w... http://t.co/euundTcSy6 #retail #logistics
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Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Brings Home $44 Million in Funding

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Brings Home $44 Million in Funding | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Instacart, the same-day grocery delivery startup, has raised $44 million in a Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (Grocery delivery startup Instacart brings home $44 million in funding http://t.co/dRp9pujBkf)...
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Alibaba gives more details in new IPO filing. For Q1 2014, Tmall's transaction volume rose 90% from a year earlier to $22 billion.Taobao's transactions rose 32% to $47 billion.

Alibaba gives more details in new IPO filing. For Q1 2014, Tmall's transaction volume rose 90% from a year earlier to $22 billion.Taobao's transactions rose 32% to $47 billion. | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., filed an updated prospectus on Monday for its planned initial public offering, revealing more details about its partnership structure and finances.
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Apps such as Uber are undermining the old idea that taxis and other services need close government supervision.

Apps such as Uber are undermining the old idea that taxis and other services need close government supervision. | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that apps like Uber are upsetting long-held convictions that industries like taxis and car services need close government regulation
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Flipkart launches scheduled delivery service, plans to offer installation ... - Firstpost

Flipkart launches scheduled delivery service, plans to offer installation ... - Firstpost | Ecommerce logistics and start-ups | Scoop.it
IBNLive Flipkart launches scheduled delivery service, plans to offer installation ...
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