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Uber e McDonald’s sperimentano le consegne a domicilio tramite droni
Uber sta collaborando con McDonald’s per progettare dei pacchetti speciali, che si adattano alle consegne tramite droni, che mantengano hamburger e patatine fritte caldi e intatti durante il volo. Il colosso del trasporto darà il via al primo test dei suoi droni fattorino quest’estate nei cieli di San Diego. Bloomberg Businessweek ha rivelato nuovi dettagli sul progetto affermando che le consegne non verranno effettuate direttamente agli utenti ma solo in aree denominate “zone di atterraggio designate”. Qui i corrieri Uber scaricheranno il pacco e lo porteranno fino al cliente che l’ha ordinato.  (Fonte: Retail Institute Italy)

India’s Bounce raises $72 million to grow its electric scooters business
Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that offers thousands of electric scooters for rent in India, has raised $72 million to accelerate its bid to impact how people navigate India’s traffic-clogged urban areas. The Series C funding round for the five-year-old startup was led by B Capital — the VC firm founded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin — and Falcon Edge Capital. Chiratae Ventures, Maverick Ventures, Omidyar Network India, Qualcomm Ventures and existing investors Sequoia Capital India and Accel Partners India also participated in the round. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

Alibaba proposes share split ahead of reported $20B Hong Kong IPO
Alibaba is being heavily linked with a public listing in Hong Kong, which could reportedly happen in Q3 and raise up to $20 billion. The firm is keeping quiet on those rumors, but it did let slip a major hint after it announced plans for a stock split. Filings uploaded today (but originally released Friday) announced a proposal for a one-to-eight stock split. Shareholders are invited to vote on the offer ahead of the company’s annual general meeting on July 15. The initiative has already been approved by Alibaba’s board, which is recommending that shareholders follow suit. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

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