Uber spins out Postmates’ robot delivery division into a separate company

Uber is spinning off Postmates' autonomous delivery division into a separate startup called Serve Robotics. The company inherited the unit when it acquired Postmates last year for…

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Uber cuts 15 percent of Postmates’ workforce

Now that Uber owns Postmates, it’s apparently ready to cut workers it believes are superfluous. Uber has confirmed to the New York Times that it’s laying off…

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California clears Nuro’s driverless cars to start making commercial deliveries

It was only earlier this year that delivery service Nuro became the second company to get permission to test fully driverless vehicles in California, and now it…

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Leaked Amazon data shows automated warehouses have higher injury rates

Since 2014, Amazon has touted the efficiency and safety benefits of its new automated fulfillment centers where robots assist human workers in processing packages. But it turns…

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Amazon foils plot using phones in trees to get more deliveries

Amazon appears to have stopped a strange plot that used phones in trees to game delivery route assignments. Contract drivers talking to Bloomberg said that they’re now…

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Instacart sues Uber’s Cornershop over IP theft

Instacart has sued Cornershop, the grocery-delivery startup Uber acquired last year to expand its food footprint. The company alleges Cornershop stole product images and other intellectual property….

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Uber is reportedly trying to buy Postmates

Uber might have missed its chance to buy Grubhub, but it might not go away empty-handed. New York Times sources claim Uber has made an offer to…

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Grubhub sells itself to Just Eat to create a food delivery giant

The food delivery world is about to get a bit smaller. Just Eat Takeaway.com (Just Eat to most people) is buying Grubhub in a deal worth $7.3…

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Waymo’s self-driving vans will return to Bay Area streets on June 8th

Waymo’s plan to resume self-driving operations will soon extend to San Francisco. A spokesperson has confirmed a report in The Verge that Waymo’s autonomous minivans will return…

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Senators ask FTC to investigate Instacart over ‘tip baiting’

Tip baiting, where delivery service customers promise generous tips to couriers only to stiff them afterward, is a scummy practice — and politicians want to know if…

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