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Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local Barnes & Noble stores through Google Shopping Express, Google’s fledgling online shopping and delivery service.

Walmart has announced plans to test same-day delivery in four U.S. markets this fall. The program, called "Walmart to Go," will launch in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Northern Virginia, with the San Francisco Bay Area set to join them in November, All Things D reported.

Ford released this graphic highlighting its new lab's proximity to tech companies. (Credit: Ford) Today Ford Motor announced it would open a research lab in the San Francisco Bay Area, as part of the Ford Research and Innovation division. For the last few years, Ford has emphasized its focus on technology, so it only makes sense that the company, based in the Detroit area since 1903, would open a facility in the Bay Area. According to Ford, the lab will take advantage of its proximity to high-tech companies and local universities to drive innovation in Ford vehicles. The lab

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