Amazon Takes A 25% Stake In Colis Prive To Ramp Up Its Delivery Network In France

A good expansion, and taking a good stroll into the scale of Le Web.


E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly made its first investment into the French market: it has acquired a 25% stake in Colis Privé, a delivery company that competes in France against the likes of state-owned La Poste, and global giants TNT, DHL, UPS and FedEx to deliver parcels. The news was first reported by the French blog le Journal du Net, and we are reaching out to both companies for confirmation.

Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

If accurate, the move makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons. In the U.S. Amazon has built up a formidable logistics operation. But to improve margins and general efficiency, it has been slowly working on ways of extending that even further, with reports last week that it is testing a parcel delivery service in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Last-mile delivery is something that companies like Google…

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Consuming Media.

Today, i am mixing culturally rich media that pings what digital society looks like, while crossing the pedestrian crossing at Somerset, to get some the-Thursday-before-May-day coffee.

1) Social Physics by HBR – Harvard Business Review analytics was

2) Startup Sleepio wins. (No more insomniacs!) – A Wired UK win against insomnia by Peter Hames.

3) Monocle 24, played via Mixcloud. – Andrew Tuck & Robert Bound reviews positions on the Kama Sutra, & a mental juggle on gems.

4) Skyscanner pods about love, all the way round the world. The four  podcasters have a funny chat-about on their holiday romance.

5) My Medium post on the 7 different platforms we can reach out with. I guess this sums up on the how, more than the why, we reach out – and converse, and reach out with all the chat-about applications.

Have a great week, and become what you are – determining it as you go along,  (or if you have it pre-determined, great wonders!) and be one with everyone else, having a go with an adventure called Life, during their given lifetimes, and having the say-so and the ten-minute contribute towards the global accrue to a collective thing we call Culture.

#Hashtag #Smashing #Culture

Philippines: The Top 12 Beaches

One of these islands actually is my office. 😉


I have always loved rankings of world beaches but when no Philippine beach appears on the lists, I would surely get disheartened. How could someone produce the list of the top 10 beaches in the world when in fact they have not seen all! They could have just came up with the title, “The best beaches we have seen so far!” Sometimes, you cannot fathom why a beach in filthy Kho Phangan in Thailand is ranked higher than the immaculate beach in Playa del Carmen in Mexico. CNN produced a list of the world’s 50 best beaches and it created overwhelming disapproval when beaches in the Greek Islands, in Bermuda and in the Philippines’ Palawan were missed out. Also, Yahoo Travel featured an article ranking the Philippines’ best beaches and I thought it was not so properly done, placing El Nido at the top without even singling out any of…

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