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This AI food truck could bring fresh produce directly to you

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence is trending worldwide, which is why it is also a prominent component of CES 2019. But as interest in futuristic tech grows, so does consumer interest in fresh, local food. The farm-to-table concept continues to gain popularity, which is why Panasonic has proposed an innovative mash-up of these two seemingly polar opposites — an AI mobile delivery service that operates like an ice cream truck to bring local fruits, vegetables and other grocery items di...
Tags: Food, Design, Produce, Ces, Gmo, Panasonic, Food Delivery, Local Food, Eat & Drink, Food Truck, Fresh Food, CES 2019

Uber’s India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round

Ola, India’s local rival to Uber, has seen its valuation jump to nearly $6 billion as it prepares to take in a large round of financing. The ride-hailing firm, which was founded in 2010, has raised around $3.3 billion from investors to date, and it topped that up a little this week. Ola pulled in 520 crore (around $75 million) from existing investor Steadview Capital, according to filings provided to TechCrunch by business signals platform The paperwork indicates that Ola’s bu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Asia, Australia, Ipo, Collaborative Consumption, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Automotive, New Zealand, Tencent, Foodpanda, Food Delivery

Meituan partners with Nvidia, Valeo and Icona for its autonomous delivery platform

Meituan Dianping, China’s largest on-demand food delivery company, announced today at CES that it has signed three new major partners for the development of its autonomous delivery open platform. They are Nvidia, Italian automotive design company Icona, and French automotive supplier Valeo. This is the first time Meituan Dianping, which , has attended CES, where it exhibited its Meituan Autonomous Delivery (MAD) platform. Valeo will provide engines and sensors for MAD’s autonomous delivery vehi...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Beijing, Alibaba, Nvidia, Food Delivery, Logistics, On-demand, Shenzhen, Meituan, Meituan Dianping, Valeo, Meituan Dianping China, New Area, Hebei

FOMO killer: Developments at Zomato, Hotstar, Uber and more

Real estate Elara Technologies, which owns property sites Housing, Makaan, and PropTiger, has partnered with Amazon Alexa to offer content and news on real estate on the assistant. Content from the sites’ blog sections – called Housing News, PropGuide, and MakaanIQ – will now be... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, Real Estate, News, Internet, Housing, Xiaomi, Food Delivery, Content, Zomato, Ola, App Annie, Swiggy, Amazon Alexa, Online Cab booking

Chinese app developers have invaded India

If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in the world of consumer apps. Following the lead of Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo, which have dominated mobile sales in India for some time, the content behind the touchscreen glass in India is increasingly now from China, too. That’s according to a report from FactorDaily, which found that 44 of the top 100 A...
Tags: Android, Apps, Asia, China, India, Tech, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Flash, Tencent, WeChat, Food Delivery, SnapDeal, Paytm, Gaana, Oppo

Food delivery startup Swiggy raises $1 billion more from Naspers, Tencent and others

Naspers, the South African investment giant, is back at it again in India! Days after backing educational startup Byju’s by leading a $540 million investment, it has led a $1 billion investment in food delivery company Swiggy. The new round sees Chinese internet and Naspers ally Tencent join the party, alongside fellow new investors Hillhouse Capital and Wellington Management Company. Existing backers returning to take part in this round include DST Global, Meituan Dianping and Coatue Mana...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Asia, Business, Internet, China, Southeast Asia, India, Softbank, Funding, Walmart, Tencent, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, Flipkart, DST Global

Starbucks challenger Luckin snags $200M investment on $2.2B valuation

Luckin, a startup that vows to topple Starbucks’ dominance in China, announced on Wednesday that it’s lifted its valuation to $2.2 billion after raising $200 million in a series B funding round. That came only five months after the coffee upstart, which soft-launched in January, picked up $200 million in investment. Luckin has been on a spending spree to open shop and burnt through $150 million within the first six months in operation, its founder said in July when the company had a cash rese...
Tags: Coffee, Food, Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Funding, Tech, E-commerce, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Food Delivery

IPOs Will Strip Veils From Uber & Lyft’s Financials, Strategies

The IPO of any private company comes as the resolution of a mystery, as closely-held details about its financial performance and strategies are revealed. But the suspense is heightened in the case of San Francisco-based companies Uber and Lyft, which pioneered the huge ride-hailing industry but have yet to come close to turning a profit. Market observers may be awaiting their disclosures as eagerly as political junkies longing to learn the findings of Robert Mueller’s investigation of President...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc

Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps

Google is increasing its efforts in India after it snapped up the team behind popular transportation app ‘Where is my Train.’ The app claims 10 million registered users and, as the name suggests, it helps commuters track arrivals and departures as well as buying seats. That’s no small job given that India is estimated to operate some 14,000 trains on a daily basis across the country. The app is for Android, i t works offline or with poor connectivity and supports eight languages. It is rivale...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Google Play, Fundings & Exits, Apps, Yahoo, India, Spokesperson, Smartphone, Software, Computing, Xiaomi, Food Delivery, Google-Maps, Tivo

Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost

Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several food items together and sell them at a discounted price in exchange for promoted placement by Uber Eats in a featured section of local “Specials”. In some cases, restaurants foot the cost of the discount, while in others Uber pays for the discounts. The Uber Specials feature demonstrates the massive leverage awarded...
Tags: Google, Food, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Uber, Apps, Advertising Tech, India, Tech, Ben Thompson, Food Delivery, Payments, Logistics, Uber Eats

Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers Much of the last couple of decades of innovation has centered around finding ways to get what we want without leaving the sofa. So far, online ordering and on-demand delivery have allowed us to largely accomplish this goal. Just point, click and wait. But there’s one ca...
Tags: TC, Column, California, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Washington Dc, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Estonia, Food Delivery, Bots, North America, Robotics, Robot

The best food-delivery apps to get dinner on your doorstep

Not everyone wants to venture outside their door for food. With the right app, you can get your meal delivered to your door. We've rounded up the best food delivery apps that will let you wait for dinner on your couch. The post The best food-delivery apps to get dinner on your doorstep appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Food Delivery, Smart Home, Yelp

Zomato appoints Chaitanya Mathur to head events vertical ‘Zomato Live’

Zomato has appointed Chaitanya Mathur as global head for Zomato’s new event vertical ‘Zomato Live’, the company told MediaNama in a statement. According to Mathur’s LinkedIn, he has been with Zomato since July. Mathur has been behind several entertainment and event brands.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Food Delivery, Zomato, Mathur, Industry Moves, Medianama, Chaitanya Mathur, July Mathur

WeChat reaches 1M mini programs, half the size of Apple’s App Store

They may not be widely known outside of China, but Tencent’s mini program initiative to develop ‘apps’ that live outside of app stores is bearing fruit after it clocked two notable landmarks: 200 million daily users and one million apps. In recent years, Tencent’s WeChat messaging app has blossomed into a universe of its own with a myriad of services that span from food delivery to getting loans. But the Chinese messaging app wants to lock users in for longer — and its mini program scheme app...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Asia, China, Tech, E-commerce, Alibaba,, Tencent, WeChat, App-store, Food Delivery, Baidu, Messaging Apps, Pony Ma, Meituan-dianping

Swiggy expands to 16 new cities across India

Swiggy has expanded its services to sixteen new cities: Thrissur, Tirupur, Warangal, Aurangabad, Agra, Mangalore, Manipal, Jalandhar, Trichy, Udaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Vellore, Trivandrum and Kota. The food delivery app was already present in 28 other cities across the country, and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, India, Food Delivery, Swiggy, Food Ordering

Uber Eats launches its new platform for corporate accounts

Uber Eats is expanding to enterprise customers with the launch of Uber Eats for Business. The new service allows companies to manage their employees’ food orders and positions Uber Eats to compete more directly against rivals that already offer corporate accounts, including Deliveroo, GrubHub, and Foodpanda (in some markets). Uber Eats for Business is integrated into Uber for Business, which lets companies pay for and manage rides taken by their employees and clients. Its functions include...
Tags: TC, Uber, Enterprise, India, Tech, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, On-demand, Uber Eats, Ola Uber, United States India, Jason Droege, Ana Mahony, Deliveroo GrubHub

Blue Apron doubles down on deliveries by hooking up with Jet

Blue Apron has been looking for new sales platforms for a while and it seems to have found a good one in its new partnership with Jet, which will deliver four of its meal kits to New York City residents on demand. The post Blue Apron doubles down on deliveries by hooking up with Jet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, New York City, Trends, Blue Apron, Food Delivery, Smart Home,

China’s Didi Chuxing is poised to expand into hotel bookings

China’s largest ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing is entering the hotel-booking business as it strives to recover from two highly publicized murders of female passengers by drivers on its platform. That’s according to Chinese business magazine Caijing and tech news site 36kr (links in Chinese). R-Lab, the unit in charge of Didi’s new venture, is aptly named to signify the company’s effort to “rebuild” its boundaries beyond on-demand car services. The lab has also been responsible for hatching Did...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, China, India, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Tencent, Food Delivery, Baidu, Carsharing, Ctrip, Meituan Dianping, Times of India, Didi

Your Favourite Local Restaurants are now on GrabFood!

Last August, GrabFood ran a campaign titled ‘The People’s Pick’ where it allows people just like you and me to vote for our favorite local restaurants to be part of the GrabFood delivery network. Now, the results are out! More than 5,000 of you casted  your votes for over 50 different restaurants within the current GrabFood service areas, and below you’ll find the 13 restaurants with highest ballot counts. From apam balik to our beloved nasi lemak, these local favorites are now on board on the G...
Tags: Travel, Food Delivery, Others, Lunch Money, KLCC, Tapao, Jalan Tun HS Lee, GrabFood, GrabFoodMY, MyLocalFavourites, Mont Kiara Hartamas Ravi, Sean Angie, Warisan Soong Kee, Soong Kee

Postmates launches food delivery in 134 new U.S. cities

Homebodies across the U.S. have reason to celebrate. Postmates — the on-demand food delivery service so popular in major cities that it’s a verb now— just launched in 134 new markets. Those 134 new cities mean that Postmates has a presence in 550 cities total across the U.S, including places like Lubbock, Texas; Athens, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina and Albany, New York. In April, the company announced that it would partner with Walmart on grocery delivery. The move was meant to offset A...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Food, TC, Walmart, United States, Food Delivery, On-demand Economy, Postmates, Bay Area, Albany New York, Columbia South Carolina, Athens Georgia, Lubbock Texas, Silicon Valley Postmates

Postmates launches food delivery in 134 additional US cities

Homebodies across the U.S. have reason to celebrate. Postmates — the on-demand food delivery service so popular in major cities that it’s a verb now — just launched in 134 new markets. Those 134 additional cities mean that Postmates has a presence in 550 cities total across the U.S, including places like Lubbock, Texas; Athens, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina and Albany, New York. In April, the company announced that it would partner with Walmart on grocery delivery. The move was meant to ...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, US, Tech, Walmart, United States, Food Delivery, On-demand Economy, Postmates, Bay Area, Albany New York, Columbia South Carolina, Athens Georgia, Lubbock Texas, Silicon Valley Postmates

Foodpanda acquires defunct cloud kitchen HolaChef

Foodpanda has acquired Mumbai-based cloud kitchen HolaChef, nearly six months after the latter shuttered its operations. Ola had been in advanced talks to acquire HolaChef since August, per Mint. With this acquisition, Foodpanda plans to launch its own brand of food products. Foodpanda will take... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, Mumbai, Online Food Ordering, Holachef, Online Food Delivery, Mergers And Acquisition

Zomato raises $210M from Ant Financial; InfoEdge loses majority stake

Zomato has raised $210 million from Alibaba’s payments arm Ant Financial (Alipay Singapore), which is an existing shareholder and investor in the food delivery company. With this investment, InfoEdge is no longer the largest shareholder of Zomato: its stake reduced from 30.9% to 27.6% after... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Investments, Singapore, Funding, Alibaba, Food Delivery, Ant Financial, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, Swiggy, InfoEdge, Online Food Delivery

Blue Apron is making its meal boxes available on-demand in NYC

You can now buy Blue Apron meal boxes that serve two to four people through GrubHub. The service, available just to residents of New York City for now, will cost between $19 and $38 plus delivery. The post Blue Apron is making its meal boxes available on-demand in NYC appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, New York City, Trends, Blue Apron, Food Delivery, Smart Home, GrubHub

First DJI, now Bang & Olufsen gets Line Friends-themed products

Line is a pretty busy company. Beyond a messaging app that claims over 160 million users, the company operates service like music streaming, manga, food delivery, games and it is also venturing into crypto. The company has long been known for its playful characters — Line Friends — which are a core part of its sticker sets, but now the zany cartoons are making their way to real-life products. Line has its own Echo-style smart speaker, and off the back of its Brown Bear-themed DJI drone, it is...
Tags: Echo, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Tech, Taiwan, Instant Messaging, Software, United States, Dji, Computing, Korea, Speaker, Food Delivery, Line

Ola’s Foodpanda overtakes UberEats by expanding to 13 new cities

Foodpanda has launched in thirteen cities, nearly doubling the number of markets it’s already in. The service has launched in: Jaipur, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Nashik, Nagpur, Mysore, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore. In these cities, Foodpanda has... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, Ola, Ubereats, Online Food Ordering, Coimbatore

VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service

Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he was done with the online delivery business. Instead, he’s launched a new delivery service that has just raised $3 million from Casa Verde Capital, the $45 million venture firm founded by hip hop impresario Snoop Dogg, and Kevin Durant’s Durant Company — among others — to take advantage of the growing demand for marijuana delivery. It had been only five year...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Los Angeles, Cannabis, Canada, Michigan, Food Delivery, Nevada, Snoop Dogg, Eaze, Casa Verde

Ride-hailing startup Shohoz raises $15M to build the Grab of Bangladesh

Uber may be global but it is very much the alternative in some parts of the world. One such place is Bangladesh — the South Asian country that’s home to 160 million people — where local rival Pathao is backed by Go-Jek and recently raised $10 million. Now Pathao’s closest rival, Shohoz, has also pulled in investment after it closed a $15 million funding round. Shohoz — which means ‘easy’ in Bengali — started in 2014 offering online bus ticket sales before expanding into other tickets like ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Uber, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Transport, Bangladesh, Food Delivery, Golden Gate Ventures, Dhaka

Ola raises $50M at a $4.3B valuation from two Chinese funds

Ola, the arch-rival of Uber in India, has raised $50 million at a valuation of about $4.3 billion from Sailing Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, and the China-Eurasian Economic Cooperation Fund (CEECF), a state-backed Chinese fund. The funding was disclosed in regulatory documents sourced by and reviewed by Indian financial publication Mint. According to Mint, Sailing Capital and CEECF will hold a combined stake of more than 1% in Ola . An Ola spokesperson said the compa...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Tech, United Kingdom, Tencent, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, Ola, Ride-sharing, Sailing Capital, Uber in India

UberEats to insure on road delivery personnel in India

Uber will now provide life insurance cover to its UberEats delivery fleet in partnership with Tata AIG. The benefit cover amounts to Rs 5 lakh against accidental death and permanent disability, for when the delivery fleet are on the road delivering for UberEats. It also covers Rs 2 lakh in medical... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, India, E-commerce, Aig, Food Delivery, Ubereats, Online Food Delivery