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Amazon In Talks to Buy Stake in Mapping Company HERE (Yahoo Finance)
Amazon is in talks with German carmakers about taking a stake in digital mapping company HERE. Last August, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes agreed to pay $2.8 billion to buy HERE from Nokia, and the consortium has started negotiations with potential partners. A stake in HERE could make sense for Amazon, which is rolling out new one- and two-hour delivery services in major cities and needs accurate, real-time maps to compete with rivals on logistics.

Postmates Launches Subscription Service, Hits 1M Monthly Deliveries (TechCrunch)
Postmates, which is now completing 1 million deliveries a month, is digging deeper into the ecommerce space with the launch of Postmates Plus Unlimited, a $9.99-per-month subscription service that gets you free deliveries on certain orders. “The goal is to make local inventory that’s offline and even


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