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Briefly: Facebook spreads Slingshot, London Underground Amazon Lockers

06/25, 7:44am

Facebook Slingshot opens up to all users following US-only launch

Facebook has expanded the reach of its recently-launched reciprocal messaging app Slingshot to the rest of the world, following its United States-only launch. The app, available on iOS and Android internationally, will let recipients of images, video, and text-based messages view the contents only after replying another message back at the original sender.

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Amazon in talks to deliver orders to London Underground ticket offices

11/22, 12:27pm

Proposal could make use of 260 expected ticket office closures

Amazon is in discussions with Transport for London (TfL) to turn ticket offices for the London Underground system into delivery drop-off points, according to a report. Details of the talks surfaced after London mayor Boris Johnson revealed plans to make the Underground operate 24 hours per day by 2015, while also closing the majority of ticket offices in the network.

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RadioShack, Staples pulling Amazon Lockers from stores

09/19, 6:58am

Locker delivery from Amazon does not meet Staples criteria

Amazon Lockers are being pulled from Staples and RadioShack stores, after both brick-and-mortar retailers decided to pull out of the agreements. The removal of the units, which allows customers to ship deliveries to code-locked storage systems based in nearby stores rather than to their home or work, comes just under a year after they were installed.

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Amazon Lockers getting wider release

06/25, 1:00am

Official FAQ page appears

The Amazon Locker package delivery system appears to be going into wider release, as new units have begun popping up in locales outside of the original pilot cities of Seattle, New York, and London. The alternative delivery method has reportedly seen only light usage, but Amazon appears to be set on moving forward with the project. The service now has a dedicated FAQ page on Amazon's site.

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Amazon Locker package delivery system expands to NYC

10/13, 3:55pm

Amazon Locker gets eight new locations in NYC

Amazon has now launched its Amazon Locker package delivery system in New York Ciry, following a successful test in Seattle. Basically, it's a large lockable metal locker system that lets buyers pick up their shipped packages in their local neighborhoods. It's an alternative to have products ship to their house, office or apartment. There are eight locations in NYC with another eight in Seattle, according to GeekWire.

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