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Meet The Uber of the Retail World

Deliv CEO Daphne Carmeli calls the start-up she founded two-and-a-half years ago a disrupter for the retail world and as CEO she is entitled to boast. But Carmeli is not that far off in her description of a service that, with a few tweaks and twists, can be likened to a far more famous disrupter–rideshare  Continue Reading »

Detroit attracts venture capital, startups

Ted Serbinski’s path to Detroit was born out of amusement and guilt but ultimately evolved into perhaps the most satisfying experience of his career. Three years ago, Serbinski was living in San Francisco, enjoying the spoils of a startup he had just sold to Lifetime TV. He was looking for something to do when his now-wife  Continue Reading »

Same-Day Delivery Startup Deliv Gets $4.5 Million Vote of Confidence

Deliv, a Silicon Valley startup, is set to announce Monday it raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by four of the nation’s largest mall operators, a vote of confidence for the company’s same-day delivery service. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company makes the speedy deliveries on behalf of brick-and-mortar retailers. Westfield, Simon Property GroupSPG +0.14%, MacerichMAC +0.61% and General  Continue Reading »

Sell Your IPhone, Earn Bitcoins; Glyde CEO on New Virtual Currency Payout

Betting a bitcoin payout will motivate more people to sell their old gadgets, Glyde Inc. is offering the virtual currency to customers. Since launching in 2009, the electronic thrift shop has allowed people to easily sell their old iPhones, tablets and other devices, much like eBay Inc.EBAY +0.95% and startups Nextworth Inc. and Gazelle Inc. The company suggests a price, provides a shipping envelope  Continue Reading »

Health data analysis firm ArborMetrix gets funding lift

Which is better to use on patients getting hernia surgery: A synthetic mesh patch that costs $140 or a biologic mesh made from pigskin that costs $22,000? And which patch leads to higher infection and complication rates? Which gets patients out of the hospital sooner? The surprising answers: No one knows, according to Michael Rosen,  Continue Reading »

DeepField Report: At its peak, Twitch’s traffic quashes Amazon, Hulu, Facebook, and Pandora

More people watch video games on Twitch than people watch television and movies on Hulu and Amazon Instant Video. Data researched by Deepfield and reported by Wall Street Journal shows that Twitch drove the fourth-most peak Internet traffic last week. This is the latest addition to a constant stream of news about the video game-footage streaming service’s massive growth and influence. Its  Continue Reading »

The Tiny Company Keeping Amazon Up at Night

Planet earth bricks and mortar leader David Simon of Simon Properties Group has hatched a plan that could thwart the online invaders. The Internet aliens, having grown stronger for years, are led by Amazon.com  and its ambassador CEO Bezos. Is there still space and time for enclosed mall success? How could Amazon’s stunning announcement be trumped? On Dec. 1,  Continue Reading »

Simon, Macerich, and Westfield Launch Same-Day Delivery with Deliv

Leading U.S. mall operators leverage national infrastructure to build out same-day delivery for retailers PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Deliv, the same-day delivery company, today announced alliances with three of America’s largest mall operators, Simon Property Group, Macerich, and Westfield, to provide the convenience of same-day service to shoppers in malls across  Continue Reading »

In War for Same-Day Delivery, Racing Madly to Go Last Mile

There’s a hot new job in tech: delivery guy. – Jim Wilson/The New York Times Steve Ahboltin of Deliv, a start-up that uses crowdsourcing, checks a phone app to verify delivery information on packages he is picking up at the Stonestown Galleria Mall in San Francisco. As the holiday shopping season gets underway, same-day delivery  Continue Reading »

Deliv Partners with GGP to Bring Same-Day Delivery to Mall Shoppers

Omni-Channel Retailing Brings Additional Flexibility To Mall Customers PALO ALTO, CA, August 29, 2013 — Deliv today announced a partnership with a subsidiary of General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP), one of the largest shopping mall operators in the country, to offer same-day delivery service to GGP mall customers. The initiative is designed to meet evolving consumer  Continue Reading »