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Amazon And Alibaba Bet The Future On Supply Chain Management: eRetailers Invest Big In Logistics

The world’s largest retailers are planning to not only grow into the world’s biggest logistics companies, but to completely revolutionize the industry. Both Amazon and Alibaba have recently made significant investments to their supply chain capabilities and in the not distant future they will soon …

eCommerce

Amazon wants an army of drones to chase you down to get you your package

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stay Amazon’s drones from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. In a patent application from last month, uncovered by the BBC yesterday, the retail giant outlined a plan for its proposed delivery drones to get packages to you in half …

Patents

Uber Is Quietly Testing A Massive Merchant Delivery Program

Uber is planning to launch a merchant delivery program that would allow online shoppers to get same-day delivery of goods through both UberRush couriers and Uber drivers. TechCrunch has obtained training documents for Uber drivers and couriers who are part of the merchant delivery pilot …

eCommerce

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Crockpot Meals Working Parents Can Prep in 10 Minutes

The idea of fast crockpot meals seems like an oxymoron. After all, crockpots are specifically designed for slow cooking, and it’s not unusual for a …

Google joins Amazon in testing home delivery drones

Google has become the latest tech giant to get into the drone business.<p>The company announced late on Thursday that its advanced-research arm, Google X, is developing a system of drones to deliver goods. Amazon announced a similar scheme to great fanfare but little actual progress late last year.<p>The …

MIT students figure out how to make delivery-by-drone a reality

The same day that Amazon announced a trial run of its delivery by drone service in India, a couple of MIT researchers released a new study that shows how to keep delivery drones running efficiently — and it’s funded by Boeing.<p>A team of researchers have developed what is essentially a health kit for …

Decline of music downloads continues as on-demand streaming audio up 50 percent

Apple’s presumed plans for an on-demand music service as part of its Beats acquisition is looking increasingly well-timed as Nielsen data shows that U.S. on-demand music consumption climbed 50.1 percent year-on-year, while music downloads fell by 12 percent in the same timeframe.<p>“With On-Demand …

Hate paying for return shipping? There's a subscription service for that

We've all been there. You order a shoe organizer for $11.99 on Amazon. But it doesn't work with your shoes, which means you're either stuck with it or you have to pay $4.99 just to ship it back. So what do you do? Pay nearly half of the product's price to return it?<p>One company thinks US consumers …

Inside Google’s Big Plan to Race Amazon To Your Door

An attempt to steal back product searches from the country's largest online retailer.<p>Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches.<p>Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed itself from a seller of books online to the place Americans turn to …