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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015


10-deal Tuesday: Free Pi, cheap K.I.T.T. and lots more!

From the Cheapskate: It's my birthday, so I'm celebrating with a ridiculous number of deals. It's almost better than cake!

By October 13, 2015


Singapore testing drone delivery of snail mail

The country's postal service has delivered a package containing a t-shirt and a letter across 2 kilometers, or about 1.2 miles.

By October 8, 2015


Amazon begins a delivery service powered by regular folks

The e-commerce giant jumps into the gig economy with the new program called Amazon Flex. The service starts in Seattle.

By September 29, 2015


Apple warns of iPhone delivery delays in New York due to pope's visit

This follows a warning from UPS last week that residents in Washington DC and Philadelphia may be affected too.

By September 23, 2015


Google to test same-day grocery delivery service

The search giant is expanding its delivery options to include fresh foods like fruits and vegetables as it competes with rivals like Amazon. First stops: San Francisco and a to-be-named city.

By September 8, 2015


Amazon's speedy delivery service dishes up restaurant orders

The online retailer's Prime Now program will start providing one-hour delivery for free from certain restaurants in Seattle.

By September 8, 2015


An on-demand alcohol delivery company just raised $4.5 million

Saucey expands beyond California roots as Silicon Valley-backed startups try bringing the liquor store to you.

By September 1, 2015


Amazon's one-hour delivery comes to Seattle

Amazon Prime customers in the Seattle area can now get one-hour delivery on "tens of thousands" of products -- everything from paper towels to televisions and even beer and wine.

By August 25, 2015


Uber brings food delivery to its hometown, San Francisco

The ride-hailing service expands its UberEats feature to the City by the Bay, offering up on-demand gourmet fare.

By August 18, 2015