Uber is shutting down its on-demand delivery service in June

On June 30th, Uber will sunset its on-demand delivery service for laundry, groceries, flowers and just about anything under 30 pounds that’s not an illegal item or, say, a cute pet. The ride-hailing service has notified its users in an email that it’s shutting down UberRush, which has been doing deliveries for businesses in New […]

DirecTV offers on-demand 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos for Winter Olympics

Comcast and Hulu may have already revealed plans for Winter Olympics coverage, but today, DirecTV is letting us in on what it has in store for the next several days. In addition to the regular prime time coverage anyone with access to NBC’s family of networks is privy to, the AT&T-owned company has a few […]

Hyundai adds on-demand car washes to its Blue Link service

In a world where you can have your McDonald’s delivered and the UPS driver has access to your Amazon-enabled foyer, keeping the family car clean remains a decidedly low tech affair. You’ve got the choice between pulling out the mop and bucket yourself or driving down to the gas station to have a room-sized robotic […]

Allume raises $3 million for its on-demand personal shopping service

Allume wants to change the way women shop online and announced today that is has raised a $ 3 million seed round to launch its product out of beta. True Ventures led the investment, with participation from several angel investors. Clients begin their sartorial journey by taking an online quiz on the Allume website. The […]

Yandex's on-demand taxi service debuts its self-driving car project

Russia search and internet technology giant Yandex is showing off the self-driving vehicle prototype developed by its Yandex. Taxi on-demand ride service for the first time, and the video above is the first footage of the car in action. The prototype is meant to help Yandex test its software, which the company thinks it’s uniquely […]

On-demand freight delivery platform Ontruck raises $10 million from Atomico, others

Ontruck, a Spanish on-demand platform that connects businesses with road freight companies, has raised $ 10 million in a series A round of funding led by Atomico (U.K.) and LD Invest (Denmark), with participation from existing investors Point Nine Capital (Germany), La Famiglia (Germany), and Samaipata Ventures (Spain). Founded out of Madrid in 2016, Ontruck’s on-demand platform […]

An on-demand delivery startup has started selling healthy fast-food out of a former McDonald’s

Melia Robinson/Business Insider Jeff Nobbs, founder and CEO of on-demand food delivery startup Mealmade, is working to upgrade fast-food out of the most ironic of places: an abandoned McDonald’s restaurant. Founded in 2015 out of the on-demand mecca that is San Francisco, Mealmade caters to the customers whose specialized diets (think paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free) are ignored […]

Cabconnect acquires Flywheel in bid to create on-demand taxi platform

Taxis have been taking a beating over the past few years, thanks to the popularity of on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft. Sensing an opportunity, Flywheel, which was at one point called Cabulous, set out to modernize this legacy transit option. After seven years, the company has been acquired by competitor Cabconnect to craft […]

Pandora’s premium on-demand music streaming service to roll out in the U.S. from March 15

Online music service Pandora has finally revealed launch details for its much-anticipated on-demand music streaming service. Pandora Premium will cost $ 9.99 per month, and invites to start a free trial will begin rolling out from March 15 to “select listeners,” with an option to upgrade arriving for everyone “over the coming weeks.” The news comes three […]