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Experts split on whether food delivery by drone will take off

One transport consultant foresees operational difficulties while another says robots are already serving food at some restaurants.

Amazon made 2 moves for Deliveroo

Bloomberg, citing sources, reported last week that ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is in early talks to buy Deliveroo.

Uber is in early talks to buy Europe’s Deliveroo

A bid for London-based Deliveroo, last valued at more than US$2 billion, would mark a major attempt by Uber to dominate the food-delivery business in Europe.

Tencent-backed Meituan starts taking orders for US$4.4 billion IPO

Meituan’s IPO will bankroll its costly expansion into businesses from ride-hailing to finance as it pursues an ambition to become a super-app in the vein of Tencent’s own WeChat.

SoftBank mulling major investment in robot pizza startup

Zume owns a patent for delivery trucks capable of cooking food while en route to customers - the proprietary trucks have ovens that fire up on demand, via a remote cloud signal.

French food delivery cyclists to strike over pay

French food-bike delivery staff working for companies like Uber Eats and Deliveroo are set to strike next week demanding better pay and benefits including bonuses when it rains, they said Thursday.

Alibaba said to buy out Baidu in China’s top takeout app

If the deal goes through, Alibaba and rival Meituan will dominate the Chinese food delivery market.

Fancy a ‘proper’ English curry in France? Now you can fly...

There's a plane for that. And it helps if you're a pilot, which is where James Emery comes in.