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$24,000,000 Venture capital
ZDNet , Financial Review

ASX-listed logistics management company Getswift raises AU$24m

€500,000 Seed fund
StartupJuncture

Smart mailbox startup Mypo raises €500K from Berlin Equity

Funding
Bloomberg

FedEx Mulls Peak-Pricing Charges as E-Commerce Spurs Deliveries

Earnings Retail
€2,000,000 Seed fund
EU-Startups

Courier services marketplace Packator secures €2 million to expand throughout Europe

Apps & Services
CoinDesk

Swift CEO Says Hackers Can Unite Banks and Blockchain Disruptors

Finextra

Swift Business Forum, New York - live blog

$17,500,000 Venture capital (Series B)
VentureBeat , SiliconANGLE Media

ShipBob raises $17.5 million to help e-commerce businesses with shipping and logistics

Funding Retail
PE Hub

PE-backed Pin4 aquires HCI

TechCrunch

Postmates acqhires Secret CEO David Byttow’s startup Bold

Funding Communities
Business Insider

By releasing her music on Spotify, Taylor Swift landed a huge blow to Apple Music

TechCrunch , Re/code , Business Insider , +3

Taylor Swift embraces streaming, brings full catalog to Spotify and more

Business Insider

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can now listen to all of Taylor Swift's albums for free without ads

$50,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
AVCJ

Chinese courier start-up gets $50m Series C-plus

Asia Funding
The Verge , TechCrunch , Mashable , +1

Apple’s Swift Playgrounds coding app now supports robots, drones, and toys

Acquisition
PE Hub

PE-backed ChartCo buys Marine Position

Apps & Services
Techvibes

Apple Launches School Curriculum to Teach Students Swift

TechCrunch

Postmates CEO will testify before Congress about the promise of robots and drones

$2,500,000 Seed fund
TechCrunch , Tech City News , EU-Startups

Shipamax raises $2.5M for its cloud software platform for the bulk shipping industry

Manufacturing
Finextra

Swift launches cyber-threat intelligence service

Seed fund
The Bridge

Japan's Shippio secures seed round funding to offer streamlined freight forwarding

Funding