The Week of January 29th: 10 things eft's been reading

Amazon wants to track its workers movements. Whole foods doesn’t have anything on its shelves. VCs keep throwing cash at logistics-tech.

1. Did your city make the shortlist? ‘Amazon shortlists 20 cities for second headquarters.’ [The Guardian]

2. Uber was in talks to acquire Load Delivered. ‘Uber looked at buying a truck logistics company.’ [Recode]

3. Logistics tech funding keeps coming. ‘Fleet raises $10M Series A to make international logistics speedier and more transparent.’ [TechCrunch]

4. Speaking of, Sequoia (The guys that have invested in Apple, Google, Yahoo, etc.) have invested in their own Uber for trucking. ‘Sequoia leads $21 million raise to help Next Trucking match carriers with shippers.’ [Venturebeat]

5. South Korea tops-out the index. ‘The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking.’ [Bloomberg]

6. Is this was lean looks like? ‘'Entire aisles are empty': Whole Foods employees reveal why stores are facing a crisis of food shortages.’ [Business Insider]

7. Tesla semi caught on camera again. ‘Tesla Semi caught cruisin' California.’ [Roadshow]

8. is coming to America. ‘The Walmart-Amazon War’s China Wildcard.’ [L2]

9. When they finally launch, autonomous vehicles are at least going to know California really really really well.  ‘Udelv's self-driving delivery truck begins public testing in California.’ [Roadshow]

10. This takes visibility to all kinds of new levels of weird. I guess it’s arguably just a fitbit. ‘Amazon patents a wristband that can track workers' movement.’ [Cnet]


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