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Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the US

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the US Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, and their first […]

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Walgreens partners with FedEx to accept online returns, print labels

Walgreens partners with FedEx to accept online returns, print labels FedEx and Walgreens are partnering to make online returns more convenient, in a move that’s a part of a growing trend where brick-and-mortar retailers cater to the needs of e-commerce shoppers in order to increase foot traffic at their stores. Under the new agreement, consumers […]

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Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual and in-person healthcare offering for employees Amazon has gone live with Amazon Care, a new pilot healthcare service offering that is initially available to its employees in and around the Seattle area. The Amazon Care offering includes both virtual and in-person care, with telemedicine via app, chat and remote […]

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China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores

China’s Alipay digital wallet is entering 7,000 Walgreens stores China’s payments heavyweights have been following tourists abroad as their home market gets crowded. Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate with a said valuation of $100 billion, now sees its virtual wallet Alipay handling transactions at 3,000 Walgreens stores in the U.S. and is eyeing to reach 7,000 […]

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Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new M fund Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year. The firm is a relative newcomer to Southeast Asia but a key differentiator is that it is solely focused on Indonesia, which […]

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Tesla names Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Walgreens executive to board as part of SEC settlement

Tesla names Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Walgreens executive to board as part of SEC settlement Tesla has added two independent directors to its board, Oracle founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison and Walgreens executive Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, as part of a settlement with U.S. securities regulators over CEO Elon Musk’s infamous tweets about taking the company private. The […]

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A startup’s guide to CES

A startup’s guide to CES The Consumer Electronics Show, like Burning Man, is a massive event in the middle of the desert. Also like Burning Man it is populated by some of the greatest minds in technology. But, unlike Burning Man, these people are all dressed and only a few of them are on hard […]

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Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with 0M at a 5M valuation A slew of venture capitalists known for high-profile exits — Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed Venture Partners — have invested in Faire (formerly known as Indigo Fair), a 2-year-old […]

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Walgreens enlists FedEx to offer speedy drug delivery

Walgreens enlists FedEx to offer speedy drug delivery Walgreens is gearing up for a battle with Amazon. The country’s second-largest pharmacy chain announced this week that it’s teaming up with FedEx to offer quick drug delivery. Through Walgreens Express, patients will be able to get prescriptions delivered to their home as quickly as the next […]

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CVS, other health stocks down upon Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare co news

CVS, other health stocks down upon Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare co news  Investors panicked this morning upon the news Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up to launch a health insurance company for their U.S. employees. Healthcare is one of the biggest operating costs for Fortune 500 companies and the three iconic companies […]

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