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Google Shopping Express Now Offers Same Day Delivery Service in Washington

Craving a box of Annie’s mac and cheese from Giant? How about 1,000 Heinz ketchup packets from Costco? Need diapers from Babies R Us? Or even a new Fender from Guitar Center?

Well Google now has that covered too.

The Washington Post’s Jonathan O’Connell writes about Google Shopping Express, the tech giant’s new same day delivery service that launched in DC on Tuesday. Online shoppers now have access to the store shelves of nine local retailers including Giant Food, Costco, Walgreens, Sports Authority, Staples, Babies “R” Us, Barnes & Noble, L’Occitane, and Guitar Center.

“The expansion puts Google more squarely in competition with Amazon, which has been expanding same-day delivery and now has a grocery service, Amazon Fresh, that is available in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Seattle areas,” writes O’Connell.

For more on the service, click on over to The Washington Post.

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Examiner‘s Neibauer to WBJ

Sources tell FishbowlDC that Michael Neibauer of the Examiner will be joining the Washington Business Journal on April 12. At WBJ, Neibauer will take Jonathan O’Connell‘s former beat, covering economic development in DC.

We hear that WBJ is still in the market for a smart and savvy tech reporter so look them up if that sounds like you.

WBJ‘s O’Connell to WaPo

WBJ Editor Doug Fruehling announced yesterday that WaPo has snatched away reporter Jonathan O’Connell. O’Connell has covered D.C. government and nonprofits AT WBJ for nearly three years.

In a memo to staff, Fruehling also announced the departure of associate editor Tim Burn saying “We’ll be looking for new blood to fill these positions.”

Good news for job seekers! See Fruehling’s full memo after the jump.

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Full Court Press: Journos vs. DC Council

Yesterday at the Verizon Center, the Wizards took some time off to let the DC Council and Team Media go head-to-head. WTOP reports, “Amazingly, no one was hurt.”

Final Score: Media 35, DC Council 25. And besides pride, what was at stake? As a result of journo victory, the council now must declare a “Press Day” in DC.

The rules were simple- half court, one woman from each team on the floor at all times, seven-minute quarters and from Yeas & Nays, above all, no one from the mayor’s office.

Team Media was coached by WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi and the lineup included WTOP’s Mark Plotkin, Mark Segraves, WRC’s Tom Sherwood, Fox’s Wisdom Martin, City Paper’s Mike Debonis and Erik Wemple, Examiner’s Mike Neibauer and Jacque Bland, WaPo’s David Nakamura, Nikita Stewart and Bill Turque, Wash Business Journal’s Jonathan O’Connell and DCist’s Martin Austermuhle.

Wisdom proved to be not only the brains, but the star of the Team Media, scoring 20 of the win’s 35 points.

DC Council was coached by Marion Barry. He told WTOP had he been able to play, that would have made all the difference for the D.C. Council.

The game previewed the annual girls’ and boys’ city championship games and all proceeds benefited the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC).

Video after the jump.

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