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Google reveals pilot program for Duplex-powered shopping and food delivery

Google reveals pilot program for Duplex-powered shopping and food delivery

Today Google gave us a small status update on its snazzy Assistant-powered Duplex technology, which leverages AI for conversational applications — of which there are tons. Although much of the company's discussion reiterated things it's already done, like rolling out Duplex to check for updated hours in these "new-normal" times, it did reveal a new pilot program.

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Lyft's $20 premium subscription now comes with a $10 Grubhub+ membership — for free

Lyft's $20 premium subscription now comes with a $10 Grubhub+ membership — for free

If you're on the move often, you've probably given some thought (or, you know, at least did in 2019) to Lyft Pink, the premium membership option for the popular ride share app. You're probably also taking advantage of food delivery apps more often these days. At $20 per month, Lyft Pink already includes 15% off rides, free cancellation fees, free bike and scooter rentals, priority airport pickup, and waived lost and found fees. Now members can also enjoy a free Grubhub+ membership, normally $10 per month on its own.

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Uber Eats sells Indian business to local rival Zomato

Uber Eats sells Indian business to local rival Zomato

Uber spent 2019 shedding its loss-making businesses and laying off staff on a global scale in a bid to become profitable. The latest to get the ax is the Indian arm of Uber Eats, which has been sold to the local rival Zomato. Uber Eats ceased all of its operations in the Asian market earlier today, following a blog post by Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal.

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Google Assistant gets food pick-up and delivery service

Google Assistant gets food pick-up and delivery service

The Google Assistant is all about making our lives easier, and a new food pick-up and delivery service is one more way it hopes to do this. Director of Product Management Lilian Rincon took to the stage at Google I/O 2018 to walk us through some new ways we can interact with the Assistant, and as part of the demo she ordered "her usual" from a Starbucks store nearby.

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DoorDash offers free delivery when you use 'Pay with Google' on an order this month ($7 credit for new users)

DoorDash offers free delivery when you use 'Pay with Google' on an order this month ($7 credit for new users)

If you're a tightwad like me, you'll probably agree when I say food delivery services are a bit of an indulgence. But when there's a promo going on, especially during a chilly time of the year, it becomes a lot easier to justify such an extravagance. Enter DoorDash, which is offering free delivery for anyone who makes an order via its Android app and uses the "Pay with Google" payment option during the month of December.

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Facebook now lets you order food through the app or website

Facebook now lets you order food through the app or website

Facebook is a behemoth, no getting around that. It continues to expand its services, especially in the ever-growing official mobile app. Now the company has announced that you can order food directly through its platform.

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