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Steve Aoki puts down the cake, launches new Pizzaoki restaurant in LA

Pastry hurling international dance icon Steve Aoki has decided to temporarily halt the on-stage cake throwing gimmick and pick up the dough roller. The 40-year superstar DJ/producer has just announced the opening of Pizzaoki in his hometown of Los Angeles. As the son of Benihana’s founder, who once told Yahoo Finance he has never received a […]

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How to Find Out How Many Stops Away Your Amazon Delivery Is

Now instead of knowing your Amazon package will arrive “before 8 p.m.,” you’ll be able to track its location in real time and know exactly how many stops the delivery driver has to make before they arrive at your doorstep. This is thanks to a new Amazon feature called Map Tracking.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Get Amazon Packages Delivered to Your Car

Amazon wants to get in your car. Unlike the company’s previous in-home delivery service, this move actually makes some sense. If you’re not comfortable letting a stranger into your house, but you also don’t want your packages to get stolen off the porch, then Amazon’s new In-Car deliveries are a decent compromise.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Google Express Doesn’t Replace Amazon Prime, But It’s Still Pretty Useful

In the arms race between Amazon and Google, homebodies are the clear winners. (Warehouse workers… not so much.) But Google’s latest parry, Google Express, sidesteps the warehouse entirely, delivering orders from your local stores straight to your home. It works a bit differently than Prime, even with Amazon’s recent…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m DoorDash CEO Tony Xu, and This Is How I Work

Tony Xu grew up as the child of immigrants, working in his mom’s restaurant before going onto Stanford and working at McKinsey, eBay, and Square. In 2013 he started the food delivery service DoorDash, at first running the deliveries himself. Now his company employs 350 people, works with over 75,000 delivery people,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why You Have a Delivery Confirmation and No Package From Amazon

So you ordered that cool new doodad from Amazon and it was supposed to arrive today, but it didn’t. Yet you’ve been sent a delivery confirmation telling you it made it there on time. Was it stolen? Maybe! But here’s another possible explanation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon Wants to Protect You From Falling Drones by Making Them Self-Destruct

It was almost two years ago to the day when Amazon released a cheeky video detailing its plans to conquer the skies with a fleet of package-delivering drones. We’re still waiting for these unmanned aircraft to replace standard trucks and delivery personnel, but it’s clear Amazon hasn’t abandoned the idea. Earlier this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Use Cute Drawings and Stickers to Ensure Safe Package Delivery

The holiday season means you’ll probably be sending or receiving a few packages, whose delicate (or lively) contents might require a little more love and affection during transit than your average UPS delivery. Slapping a bunch of “Fragile” stickers on it might grant you a sense of security, but a former parcel…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Amazon’s Last Mile

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Costco Launches Grocery Delivery Program to Compete With Amazon

Besides the endless supply of samples, Costco’s chief appeal has always been that you can get huge quantities of food and sundries at very reasonable prices. But, though Costco hasn’t needed an online presence in the past, Amazon’s recent expansion of both Prime Pantry and Amazon Fresh seems to have prompted the chain…Read more… Continue […]

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