Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, who formerly worked as Lead Engineers at Google, have founded Nuro. The focus of their new company isn’t on reinventing public and large-cargo transportation, but on low-speed, local & last-mile deliveries or groceries, take-out orders (via Seamless) and laundry. Nuro’s goal is to automate these services to shoulder the quick increase in last-minute deliveries, while giving local businesses a boost to compete with Amazon (mainly their Prime Now service).
A few weeks ago, Amazon unveiled the Dash, a handheld Wi-Fi magic wand/wrench-looking thingy that helps you keep your AmazonFresh shopping list (consisting of oatmeal, toilet paper, and the like…) up-to-date for-ev-vuur. The handheld Dash device — which is roughly the size of a Nintendo Wii-Mote controller — comes housed with a barcode scanner and a microphone, letting you either scan or say what item you’re running low on without needing to leave your garage, pantry and/or kitchen. Anything you add becomes automatically added to your Amazon or AmazonFresh account, so this stick of magic works as long as it recognizes the item AND Amazon offers it. It starts of easy enough, but as of right now, it still seems that you’ll still have to confirm payment and delivery schedule from the Amazon webpage via browser of something like that… Continue reading “Amazon Dash: The Magic Wand That Helps You NOT Run Out of ANYTHING”