Instacart joins Amazon in targeting triangle residents for fast, customized delivery of products – but the Silicon Valley startup is focused on satisfying your hunger for fresh foods and other staples. And Instacart is working with several high-profile partners.
Source: Instacart launches 1-hour food delivery service in Triangle :: Editor’s Blog at WRAL TechWire
My talk at Consumer VR 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The visible on-demand boom signals a shift from horizontal business models to vertical marketplaces. Here’s what lies ahead in the ‘age of vertical.’
Source: Vertical Is on the Horizon of the On-Demand Economy
Searching for health conditions related to physical symptoms should soon be a lot faster for US smartphone owners.
Source: Google turns pocket doctor: Now symptom searches will help diagnose what’s wrong | ZDNet
New FAA rules regarding commercial drones will put Amazon drone deliveries on hold for the foreseeable future.
Source: Amazon drone delivery hopes dashed by new FAA rules, for now – seattlepi.com
Mitch’s Take: Be clear, Facebook is saying “All your customers are our customers first and foremost.”
Facebook withdraws video creators’ ability to embed links into their clips to direct viewers to their own sites.
Source: Facebook scraps in-video links to other sites – BBC News
Seattle-based sales technology startup Outreach has raised $17.5 million in a new round of funding led by Trinity Ventures, with involvement from Microsoft
Source: Outreach sales tech startup raises $17.5M, adds Trinity and Microsoft as investors – GeekWire
While ecommerce companies have doubled down on taking their chunks out of the local pie, some on-demand services are trying to find ways to use their immediacy
Source: #SFSW16 VIDEO: How On-Demand Is Changing the Way Brick-and-Mortar Businesses Compete With Ecommerce | Street Fight
NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of new startups are tackling a thorny problem that AOL couldn’t solve with zillions of dollars: How to cover local news in different cities without going broke. Some see a news hole left behind…
Source: Neighborhood watch: Online startups tackle local news