Malaysia-based courier marketplace EasyParcel has raised US$10.55 million in a series B round led by Gobi Ventures, Digital News Asia reported.AirAsia Teleport – the new name for the budget airline’s rebranded delivery unit Redbox – also participated in the round, investing a larger amount than Gobi.EasyParcel plans to use most of the funds “for customer acquisition and boosting the talent pool,” said CEO Clarence Leong.The company also plans to ramp up its execution speed, as it looks to double its revenue in the next 12 months.
Mark Zuckerberg, There was a time when Facebook compelled you to download its Messenger app and its presence was necessary for you to chat with your friends and it was so irritating.However, now it seems that Facebook is now onto limiting its message availability confined to the application of Facebook itself.In the tweet, App developer, Jane Manchun Wong tweeted a screenshot of the Facebook application, in which it was shown that there is a messenger icon on the top right corner of the screen.The same messenger icon will open up a chat head in the application itself without opening the different messenger application.Chatting through Facebook is now made easy and the messenger application downloads itself if the application has not been downloaded already.Facebook is bringing the Chats back to the app for preparing integrated messaging
Courier delivery services automate the process of logistics and shipping the parcels via an app that manages and records all delivery updates.These essentially track all details of the courier cargo from Android or iOS operated phone with computer information along with time and location.Adjectives That Define Modern Courier Delivery AppsLike any other app, the courier delivery app must be user-friendlyIntegrated with various payment gateway optionsIncorporated with easy navigation and tracking in real-time with full control
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All roads lead to Bangkok.The capital is the focal point of Thailand’s economy, with almost a quarter of the country’s population living in the area.Renowned for its congested streets and seemingly ceaseless traffic jams, Bangkok is reliant upon agile two-wheeler transport when people and packages need to get across town quickly.That has made it one of the most important testing grounds for Southeast Asia’s growing crop of tech-enabled logistics startups, several of which are upending the informal motorbike-courier industry with online marketplaces.Support quality journalism and content.This content is a premium content.
 From the new management of the organization, we received an instruction to install a local chat, preferably on the basis of a instant messaging program. Requirements for chat: exchange text messages with a logging correspondence, file transfers and remote access to user's desktop.Looking through at several options and on the advice of my second colleague, we opted for the program LAN messenger from Softros.This program is available in freeware Android and  Windows pro versions. We put the both version, its functionality is enough for us.Source:
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What happened: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has registered a new trademark for “Xiaomi Logistics” under which the company will offer courier and express delivery services in China, according to the Trademark Office of China’s National Intellectual Property Administration.The trademark was approved on June 21 and spans ten years to June 20, 2029.Xiaomi responded to local media that the move was only for brand protection purposes.Why it’s important: Xiaomi’s move to register a logistics trademark is widely seen as an effort to expand into logistics.Courier service is an important component for Xiaomi, a brand that initially sold online only.The company has been partnering with third-party couriers services like SF Express and YTO Express for delivery.
Pär Svärdson, is the managing director of the nätapoteket Apotea, in which shipping has never cost the consumer anything.”We work hard to find eco-friendly alternatives,” he said.At Apotea, a customer may request a dosettsked for 2 crowns, and have it delivered within a couple of hours by a courier, who, in many cases, end up in a car in which the thoughts of the fossil fuel.and You offer free shipping is 0 dollars.I don't think the free shipping is an environmental villain.a Farmer who grows avocados, and probably nothing will.
On the first day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago this past April, it was suddenly announced that Riz Ahmed – who played Imperial courier-turned Rebel hero Bodhi Rook in Rogue One – had to cancel his appearance at the convention.Now, the actor’s revealed why, and it’s another reflection of being a minority attempting to travel in the U.S.As THR reports, speaking recently at CAA’s Amplify leadership summit – which examines issues pertaining to diversity, treatment of minorities, and multicultural issues in both politics and the sports, entertainment, and tech industries – Ahmed brought up his appearance (or rather lack thereof) at Celebration Chicago.StarWarsCelebration Update: We're so sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond his control, Riz Ahmed will be canceling his full appearance.Attendees can use their current Riz Ahmed tickets to exchange at the Topps Help Desk throughout the weekend.– StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) April 12, 2019
It's huge but certainly isn’t a new trend as there is an average growth rate of 25.6% in sales from the last three years.These factors will make the future of e-commerce dependent on apps.This gives virtual visibility for the business and helps to be proactive.Courier or delivery/pick-up services no more follow traditional ways of doing business.With Uber for courier apps, customers can save time with online tracking facilities, tracking IDs, delivery notifications, and other custom services.Global service seekers will find it helpful if they are offered with an on-demand app for moving.
Before the sun rises over the Philippine city of Cagayan de Oro, Dandy Loquero is already on his motorcycle, on the way to work.Rider partners like him execute the pick-up and delivery jobs for QuadX’s customers by booking orders online.Relying on the job as the only source of income can also mean working long hours with back-to-back deliveries.Compared to his previous job, being a rider partner is a massive upgrade.In 2016, Loquero left his wife and three daughters behind in Cagayan de Oro to work in a fish exporting business in Taiwan.“When there was a storm, we couldn’t go back,” says Loquero.
What happened: China’s State Post Bureau and Ministry of Commerce jointly issued on Wednesday a set of new rules on data management to encourage data sharing between e-commerce platforms and logistics service providers.The rules bar companies from blocking competitor data, thus preventing users from freely choosing services.The rules also reinforce real-name registration for e-commerce orders, a requirement which came into effect last year.Why it’s important: Competition between logistics units backed by e-commerce platforms and pure play couriers is intensifying and data is a key area of conflict.A data war between courier giant SF Express and Alibaba Group-backed Cainiao Smart Logistics Network erupted in June 2017 after they each cut the other out from accessing delivery data and began forcing partners to choose sides.The current rule aims to prevent such conflict from happening again.
Warburg Pincus, the private equity fund with over $60 billion under management, is doubling down on Asia after it announced a $4.25 billion fund dedicated to China and Southeast Asia.The firm has been present in China for 25 years, and it has invested over $11 billion in a portfolio of over 120 startups that includes the likes of Alibaba’s Ant Financial and listed companies NIO (a Tesla rival), ZTO Express (a courier firm)among others.The new fund will work in tandem with the firm’s $14.8 billion global growth fund which was finalized at the end of last year.What’s particularly interesting about the new fund is that it has expanded to include Southeast Asia, where internet adoption is rapidly expanding among 600 million consumers, for the first time.It is the successor to Warburg Pincus’ previous $2.2 billion ‘China’ fund and, with the addition of Southeast Asia, it’ll aim to build on initial investments in the region that have included Go-Jek in Indonesia (although it is going regional) and Vietnamese digital payment startup Momo from its Singapore office.Indeed, the firm’s head of Southeast Asia — Jeff Perlman — said in a statement that Southeast Asia is “exhibiting many of the strong investment themes and trends which have driven our China business over the last 25 years.”
The US government seems to be losing its battle to suffocate Huawei as its own companies look for ways to keep doing business with it.This is according to the New York Times, which has spoken to no less than four people who reckon they know what they’re talking about on this matter.They say US companies including Intel and Micron have started selling stuff to Huawei again on the grounds that the products weren’t manufactured in the US.This is just the latest example of the confusion and contradictions created by trying to ban trade with large multinational companies in the era of globalisation.Yesterday we reported on courier firm FedEx suing the US government for putting undue burden on them to vet every package they handle in case it’s contaminated by and Huaweiness.The NYT piece sheds light on the Byzantine complexity of the rules being arbitrarily imposed on doing business with Huawei.
US courier company FedEx is suing its own government over its ‘entity list’, which it claims puts undue burden of enforcement on companies.The action follows the recent story of FedEx refusing to ship a Huawei smartphone from one private individual to another because it thought it might get into trouble with the government.It seems there was some confusion at a FedEx sorting office that resulted in the package being sent back even though it should have been allowed, so long as it wasn’t sent by Huawei themselves.While FedEx eventually admitted to making a mistake, that may have been too late for Chinese authorities, who are presumably itching for any opportunity to add US companies to its own ‘unreliable entities’ list.FedEx quite reasonably feels it has been put in an impossible position when it comes to enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that accompany this entities list, since it can’t possibly be 100% sure every one of the millions of packages it handles comply with the regulations and feels the punishments associated with getting it wrong, in either direction, are too severe.“FedEx believes that the EAR violate common carriers’ rights to due process under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as they unreasonably hold common carriers strictly liable for shipments that may violate the EAR without requiring evidence that the carriers had knowledge of any violations,” said FedEx’s statement on the litigation.
FedEx sues U.S. government over ‘impossible’ task of policing exports to China – ReutersWhat happened: The American courier services company FedEx is suing the US Department of Commerce, claiming that it shouldn’t be held liable over unintentionally delivering Huawei parcels that violate the US ban.FedEx claimed in a court filing in the District of Columbia that the task of monitoring millions of packages is “a virtually impossible task, logistically, economically, and in many cases, legally,” and that the government has essentially “deputized” them to police parcels.Why it’s important: FedEx has been caught between a rock and a hard place since several Chinese firms have been included in the US entity list, which prohibits American companies from doing business with them.In May, Huawei said two of its packages containing documents were misdirected, and that it will review its ties with FedEx.Yesterday, PCMag reported that FedEx refused to deliver a Huawei P30 smartphone mailed from one of its writers in the UK to one in the US.
Computer makers have been dreaming about dual-screened laptops for a long time.Microsoft got the hype started nearly a decade ago with the Courier, a rumoured dual-screen tablet that at some point was in development but never got an official release.Now in 2019, it seems the idea behind the Courier has come full circle, based on a new report from Forbes.According to Jeff Lin, an associate director at market intelligence firm IHS Markit who spoke to Forbes, Microsoft apparently has plans for a foldable Surface device that features dual 9-inch screens and will run a new version of Windows that may even include support for Android apps.Other titbits about this alleged dual-screen Surface—which last year was reported to be in development under the code name “Centaurus”—include the use of a new Intel Lakefield system-on-a-chip, always-on connectivity (via 4G LTE or possibly 5G), and an expected launch data as early as Q1 or Q2 of next year.Lin also claims the screens on this multi-display Surface will have 4:3 aspect ratios, though I suspect that the final model will have 3:2 displays, as that’s the same aspect ratio Microsoft has used on all of the Surfaces it’s released over the past few years.
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Fed Ex refused to deliver a Huawei smartphone between the UK and US, now it seems likely to be put on a Chinese list of undesirable companies.The issue was flagged up by PC magazine in a story headlined Are Huawei Phones Now Banned From the Mail?One of its UK writers attempted to send a Huawei P30 phone to the magazine’s US office via the Parcelforce and Fed Ex courier services, but got sent back as per the tweet below.Our UK writer tried to send us his @HuaweiMobile P30 unit so I could check something – not a new phone, our existing phone, already held by our company, just being sent between offices – and THIS happened @FedEx form that accompanied the parcel identified its contents as a Huawei phone and it apparently spent 5 hours being peered at with deep suspicion before being returned to sender.The stated reason for sending it back was Huawei’s presence on the US ‘entity list’ (to which it recently added 5 more companies), which essentially identifies organizations US companies, and any others who was to stay in America’s good books, are not allowed to do business with.