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Daily Crunch: Softbank bets big on autonomous delivery

Nuro has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots.

The autonomous delivery startup's focus has been developing a self-driving stack and combining it with a custom unmanned vehicle designed for last-mile delivery of local goods and services. The vehicle has two compartments that can fit up to six grocery bags each.

This weekend, the Trump administration shed more light on the "American A.I. Initiative," a plan the president is set to sign today, in hopes of helping keep the U.S. ...

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SoftBank-backed Nuro launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston

SoftBank-backed Nuro launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston

techcrunch.com     1+ mon ago

SoftBank-backed Nuro launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston On the heels of its massive $940 million funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund, Nuro is launching in i...

Daily Crunch: Apple shrinks its autonomous car team

Daily Crunch: Apple shrinks its autonomous car team

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Apple's secretive efforts to develop a self-driving car -- its so-called `Project Titan' -- have taken a hard turn in 2019. CNBC broke the news that the company has reassigned 200 ...

Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

techcrunch.com     3+ week ago

Lyft raised more than $2 billion Thursday afternoon after pricing its shares at $72 apiece, the top of the expected range of $70 to $72 per share. This gives Lyft a fully diluted m...

Daily Crunch: Apple doubles down on subscriptions

Daily Crunch: Apple doubles down on subscriptions

techcrunch.com     3+ week ago

Let's see if I can get this all into one blurb: There's the streaming service AppleTV+, the updated TV app with Channels (basically, subscriptions for other services), a $9.99 subs...

Starship deploys autonomous delivery bots on a college campus

Starship deploys autonomous delivery bots on a college campus

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Starship, an autonomous delivery robot startup, is deploying its first batch of robots as part of a commercial service. Starting today, Starship will begin delivering food to the 4...

Daily Crunch: Snap CFO departs

Daily Crunch: Snap CFO departs

techcrunch.com     3+ mon ago

This marks Snap's second CFO departure in the last 12 months. In a memo to employees, CEO Evan Spiegel said Stone's departure is not related to any disagreements pertaining to comp...

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

It's a pretty clear fit for Amazon as it pushes to make Alexa a feature in the connected home. The move also makes sense for five-year-old Eero -- which, in spite of being early to...

Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues

Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues / 8 hours The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important sto...

Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes

Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

On the heels of a recently filed class-action lawsuit over wages and tips, as well as drivers and shoppers speaking out about Instacart's alleged practices of subsidizing wages wit...

Daily Crunch: Apples subscription fix

Daily Crunch: Apple's subscription fix

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Moving the Manage Subscriptions menu so that it's just one click away from your App Store profile might seem like a minor change, but it was needed: As more mobile apps have adopte...


SoftBank-backed Nuro launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston

SoftBank-backed Nuro launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston

techcrunch.com     1+ mon ago

SoftBank-backed Nuro launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston On the heels of its massive $940 million funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund, Nuro is launching in i...

Daily Crunch: Apple shrinks its autonomous car team

Daily Crunch: Apple shrinks its autonomous car team

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Apple's secretive efforts to develop a self-driving car -- its so-called `Project Titan' -- have taken a hard turn in 2019. CNBC broke the news that the company has reassigned 200 ...

Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

techcrunch.com     3+ week ago

Lyft raised more than $2 billion Thursday afternoon after pricing its shares at $72 apiece, the top of the expected range of $70 to $72 per share. This gives Lyft a fully diluted m...

Future Group bets big on food delivery business, to invest Rs 1,000 crore

Future Group bets big on food delivery business, to invest Rs 1,000 crore

business-standard.com     3+ mon ago

The country's largest retailer, Future Group, will step into the competitive food delivery space by launching cloud kitchens. In a conversation with Business Standard, Future Group...

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

theverge.com     1+ mon ago

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot Trials of the robot, which has a top speed of 10 mph, will begin later this year ...

BIG BETS ON CHINA 'BIG BROTHER'

wral.com     8+ mon ago

By Jamie Condliffe, New York Times China s facial recognition startups are attracting big investments at a time when Silicon Valley s giants are facing a backlash over their use of the technol...

Big bets on the big game

cnbc.com     2+ mon ago

CNBC's Eric Chemi breaks down the sports betting numbers behind the Super Bowl. Jamie Dimon says a 'big chunk' of Americans have been left behind in the economy Jamie Dimon says 'big chunk' of Ameri...

Daily Crunch: Apple doubles down on subscriptions

Daily Crunch: Apple doubles down on subscriptions

techcrunch.com     3+ week ago

Let's see if I can get this all into one blurb: There's the streaming service AppleTV+, the updated TV app with Channels (basically, subscriptions for other services), a $9.99 subs...

Instacart Gets $600M At $7.6B Valuation; SoftBank Bets On Brazil

seekingalpha.com     6+ mon ago

To ensure this doesn't happen in the future, please enable Javascript and cookies in your browser. ...

Starship deploys autonomous delivery bots on a college campus

Starship deploys autonomous delivery bots on a college campus

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Starship, an autonomous delivery robot startup, is deploying its first batch of robots as part of a commercial service. Starting today, Starship will begin delivering food to the 4...

Buyer Bets Big on Brownsville

Buyer Bets Big on Brownsville

globest.com     4+ mon ago

BROWNSVILLE, TX--Commercial activity is hopping in this port city, due to strong fundamentals at play throughout the region. Recently, PacVentures acquired a 10-building industrial...

Amazon Unveils ?Scout? Autonomous Delivery Robot

trunews.com     2+ mon ago

The web browser you are using does not support modern websites. PLEASE UPGRADE You are using an...

Daily Crunch: Snap CFO departs

Daily Crunch: Snap CFO departs

techcrunch.com     3+ mon ago

This marks Snap's second CFO departure in the last 12 months. In a memo to employees, CEO Evan Spiegel said Stone's departure is not related to any disagreements pertaining to comp...

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

It's a pretty clear fit for Amazon as it pushes to make Alexa a feature in the connected home. The move also makes sense for five-year-old Eero -- which, in spite of being early to...

Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues

Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues / 8 hours The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important sto...

Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes

Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

On the heels of a recently filed class-action lawsuit over wages and tips, as well as drivers and shoppers speaking out about Instacart's alleged practices of subsidizing wages wit...

Daily Crunch: Apples subscription fix

Daily Crunch: Apple's subscription fix

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Moving the Manage Subscriptions menu so that it's just one click away from your App Store profile might seem like a minor change, but it was needed: As more mobile apps have adopte...

Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested

Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested

techcrunch.com     1+ week ago

Following Julian Assange's arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has also been rearrested on behalf of the U....

SoftBank CEO: Autonomous driving is the destiny of technology

SoftBank CEO: Autonomous driving is the destiny of technology

cnbc.com     1+ mon ago

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son joins CNBC's David Faber to discuss autonomous driving, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and former CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick. 04:12...

Daily Crunch: Munchery shuts down

Daily Crunch: Munchery shuts down

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is ceasing operations, effective immediately. The company laid off 30 percent of its workforce in May, after shutting down its Seattle, Los...

Daily Crunch: Dropbox acquires HelloSign

Daily Crunch: Dropbox acquires HelloSign

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Dropbox's SVP of engineering Quentin Clark sees this as more than simply bolting on electronic signature functionality to the Dropbox solution. For him, the workflow capabilities t...

Softbank Invests $1B in Robo-Delivery Startup Nuro

Softbank Invests $1B in Robo-Delivery Startup Nuro

wired.com     2+ mon ago

Nuro's R-1 can carry more stuff than sidewalk delivery bots, and while it drives in the street, its slim profile makes moving safely easier. For the past two months, a pair of fun...

Royal Caribbean bets big on Miami

cnbc.com     5+ mon ago

SEARCH QUOTES To view this site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser, and either the Flash Plugin or an HTML5-Video enabled browser. Download the latest Flash player and try again. ...

Blackstone bets big on retail investors

cnbc.com     5+ mon ago

Joan Solotar, Blackstone senior managing director, discusses Blackstone's move into the retail investing space, from the Schwab Impact Conference. I don't think we need to cut rates immediately, says...

Uber bets big on Sri Lanka

dailymirror.lk     10+ mon ago

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Warren Bets Big on Mega-Campaign

politicalwire.com     3+ day ago

Politico: "As Elizabeth Warren's campaign developed its organizing strategy this winter, it spent big to bring on a whopping 161 staffers -- nearly twice as many as her closest rival in the Democratic...

Autonomous delivery vehicle start-up raises $940m

electronicsweekly.com     2+ mon ago

Three year-old autonomous delivery van start-up Nuro of New Jersey has received a $940 million investment from The Vision Fund. SoftBank's investment was made at a company valuation of $2.7 billion. ...

Postmates unveils its adorable autonomous delivery robot

engadget.com     4+ mon ago

Serato Studio helps simplify the path to music production Researchers find 36 security flaws in LTE ...

Autonomous grocery delivery vehicle launches in Scottsdale

fox10phoenix.com     4+ mon ago

Videos Chandler man accused of stealing from home improvement stores, fleeing arrest, and setting a Chandler hospital on fire ...

Daily Crunch: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Daily Crunch: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

techcrunch.com     4+ day ago

After eight years of teasing a folding device, Samsung finally pulled the trigger with an announcement at its developer's conference late last year. But the device itself remained ...

Oklahoma City grocer will test autonomous delivery

fooddive.com     7+ mon ago

Dive Brief: Oklahoma City s largest independent grocery chain, Buy For Less, has partnered with autonomous vehicle company Udelv to pilot an e-commerce delivery ...

Daily Crunch: Huawei founder remains defiant

Daily Crunch: Huawei founder remains defiant

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

In a rare interview with the BBC, Ren Zhengfei defiantly claimed that Huawei's business is growing stronger amid pressure from the U.S. government, which is pursuing criminal charg...

Daily Crunch: Turmoil at HQ Trivia

Daily Crunch: Turmoil at HQ Trivia

techcrunch.com     5+ day ago

This week's banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, more than half of the ...

Daily Crunch: Airbnb is acquiring HotelTonight

Daily Crunch: Airbnb is acquiring HotelTonight

techcrunch.com     1+ mon ago

Once the deal is complete, the HotelTonight app and website will continue to operate independently, with co-founder and CEO Sam Shank reporting to Airbnb's president of homes, Greg...

Daily Crunch: Tesla cuts its workforce

techcrunch.com     3+ mon ago

In an email to employees, CEO Elon Musk says the focus must be on delivering "at least the mid-range Model 3 variant in all markets." He also warns the employees who are not set to be axed that there ...

Daily Crunch: Uber rolls out Rewards

Daily Crunch: Uber rolls out Rewards

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Uber Rewards calculates how much you've spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months and awards you perks like no-fee cancellations if you rebook, guaranteed prices between y...

Daily Crunch: Y Combinator heads north

Daily Crunch: Y Combinator heads north

techcrunch.com     1+ mon ago

Many of the investors that touted the exclusivity of "The Valley" have moved north to San Francisco, where they have better access to top entrepreneurs. Y Combinator, a Silicon Val...

Daily Crunch: Tesla is profitable again

techcrunch.com     5+ mon ago

Tesla reported a profit in the third quarter, reversing seven consecutive quarters of losses. This is only the third time in the company's history that it has achieved this milestone. The turnaround ...

Daily Crunch: FaceTime bug allows eavesdropping

Daily Crunch: FaceTime bug allows eavesdropping

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Apple has disabled the group calling feature within its FaceTime calling service while it works on a patch to fix a nasty bug that allows eavesdropping. Apple's status page shows t...

Daily Crunch: Facebook faces discrimination charges

Daily Crunch: Facebook faces discrimination charges

techcrunch.com     3+ week ago

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this morning hit Facebook with charges of housing discrimination. The filing states that Facebook has violated the Fair Housing...

Daily Crunch: Google launches Live Transcribe

Daily Crunch: Google launches Live Transcribe

techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Live Transcribe is, perhaps, the more compelling of the two offerings. As its name implies, the feature transcribes audio in real time, so users with hearing loss can read text, in...

Daily Crunch: Spotify launches in India

Daily Crunch: Spotify launches in India

techcrunch.com     1+ mon ago

"Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to the world, we'll also bring the world's music to fans across India," said Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. This isn't necessarily a precursor ...

Daily Crunch: Pinterest sets IPO range

Daily Crunch: Pinterest sets IPO range

techcrunch.com     1+ week ago

Social media platform Pinterest filed an updated S-1, where it set the price range at $15-17 per share, which would value the company between $10 billion and $11.3 billion. That's...

Daily Crunch: Apple cuts HomePod prices

Daily Crunch: Apple cuts HomePod prices

techcrunch.com     2+ week ago

Announced in mid-2017 and released in early 2018, the Siri-powered product brought a very Apple approach to the category dominated by Amazon and Google, with premium sound and desi...

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