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In Seoul, a new sharing economy takes hold—one that leaves Uber and Airbnb in the cold

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon wants to make the South Korean capital a global role model for the sharing economy, but he’s defending the city fiercely against the very startups that have shaped the concept.<p>Ever since the second-term liberal mayor entered office in 2011, the 60-year-old Park—whose …

Park Geun-hye

You Can Reprint This Paper 80 Times Without A Drop Of Ink

Printing with UV light is much more environmentally friendly than ink-based papers today. But will human factors get in the way?<p>About 40% of the trash in our landfills is paper and cardboard. And while a lot of that is obviously packing materials, plenty of it comes from our offices. In fact, the …

FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon - MIT Technology Review

When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight, your FedEx package might someday be delivered by a robot.<p>Rob Carter, FedEx’s chief …

How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen

After all, it's a land where healthcare is universal, people are friendly, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing just for laughs.<p>But actually becoming a citizen is tough: You need to live in Canada for at least six years, stay on your best behavior, and know a thing or two …

Canada

Robots will start delivering food to doorsteps in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., today

Starship ground delivery robots will now deliver for Postmates and DoorDash.<p>Starting today, residents and businesses in Redwood City, Calif., and Washington, D.C., can get food delivered right to their doors — via robot.<p>Starship Technologies, an Estonia-based startup created by two Skype …

Robotics

My 1st Years, a startup that sells personalised gifts for babies and children, raises further £5M

My 1st Years, a U.K.-based e-commerce startup that offers personalised gifts for babies and children, has picked up £5 million in growth funding.<p>The round, which adds to the £2 million raised previously, was led by Beringea, with participation from funds managed by Hargreave Hale. The company says …

FedEx moves into Walgreens stores

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>FedEx has inked a partnership with Walgreens that will bring FedEx services to the pharmacy chain's stores, according to a joint press release.<p>Under the pact, Walgreens …

eCommerce

‘Uber for logistics’ startup Lalamove raises $30M to expand beyond 100 cities in Asia

Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based logistics on-demand service, has closed a $30 million Series B as it begins to consider a public listing.<p>The company, which was founded as EasyVan three years ago, is currently present in 50 cities in China and five cities across Southeast Asia. It plans to use this new …

The Entrepreneur Who Is Beating Amazon At Same-Day Delivery

Retailers are worried about competing with Amazon, but the cofounder of a crowdsourced same-day delivery service has figured out another way.<p>Before Daphne Carmeli started Deliv with the intent to build a same-day delivery service that would upend the standards of well-established couriers, before …