Stock content service Storyblocks evolves with new partner program – gpgmail

[ad_1] Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock audio, imagery and video service formerly known as Videoblocks, today announced the launch of its new Member Library Partner Program. The company has also shuttered its pay-per-download marketplace and is now fully invested in its all-inclusive subscription program. The reason for this move, the company says, it to better align […]

Akeneo raises $45 million for its product information management service – gpgmail

[ad_1] French startup Akeneo has raised a $45 million Series C round led by Summit Partners, with existing investors Alven, Partech, Salesforce Ventures and Stephan Dietrich also participating. The company develops a popular product information management (PIM) service to manage all information about products in your stores, online and in paper catalogs. Akeneo started as […]

Spendesk raises $38.4 million for its corporate card and expense service – gpgmail

[ad_1] French startup Spendesk has raised another $38.4 million Series B round with existing investor Index Ventures leading the round. The company has raised $49.4 million (€45 million) over the years. Spendesk is an all-in-one corporate expense and spend management service. It lets you track expenses across your company, empower your employees with a clear […]

Volocopter raises $55M led by Volvo owner Geely, sets 3-year timeline for its flying taxi service – gpgmail

[ad_1] The promise of flying cars has become an idea more synonymous with the tech world’s shortcomings than its exciting potential, but today one of the startups that has been focused on actually trying to make small, airborne vehicles a reality is announcing a fundraise and says it’s on track for a commercial launch in two […]

Alibaba’s UCWeb to launch an e-commerce service in India – gpgmail

[ad_1] UCWeb, a subsidiary of Chinese giant Alibaba, plans to launch an e-commerce service in India in the coming months. In a statement to gpgmail, a UCWeb spokesperson said the firm plans to build an e-commerce service around content platform in India. The spokesperson added that UCWeb has no intention to compete with existing e-commerce […]

India’s Swiggy has a new service that will deliver just about anything – gpgmail

[ad_1] Swiggy, one of the largest food delivery startups in India, has ambitions that move beyond getting chicken shawarma to you. The startup, which began delivering grocery and perishables from local stores earlier this year, today launched Swiggy Go service to enable consumers and businesses to deliver laundry, forgotten keys, documents and just about anything […]

Target’s Drive Up pickup service expands nationwide – gpgmail

[ad_1] Target’s same-day curbside pickup service, Drive Up, has now reached all 50 U.S. states, the retailer announced on Thursday. The service allows consumers to shop online then pull up to designated spaces at their local store to have their purchases ferried to their vehicle by Target staff. Drive Up has rolled out to Target […]

Urbvan raises $9 million for its private shuttle service in Mexico – gpgmail

[ad_1] As cities in emerging markets grapple with increasingly traffic-clogged and dangerous streets, Urbvan, a startup providing private, high-end transportation shuttles in Mexico, has raised $9 million in a new round of financing. Co-founded by Joao Matos Albino and Renato Picard, Urbvan is taking the reins from startups like the now-defunct Chariot and tailoring the […]

Plex is launching its own ad-supported video service, starting with content from Warner Bros. TV – gpgmail

[ad_1] Streaming media company Plex this morning announced it will begin to offer ad-supported video, including movies and TV, by way of a new content agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Though Plex has more recently expanded into new areas beyond organizing home media — including streaming TV and cloud DVRs, streaming music by […]

The Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association warns that restricting online access would be ruinous for the region – gpgmail

[ad_1] After Hong Kong’s leader suggested she may invoke emergency powers that could potentially include limiting Internet access, one of city’s biggest industry groups warned that “any such restrictions, however slight originally, would start the end of the open Internet of Hong Kong.” While talking to reporters on Tuesday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam […]