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Future Of Travel: Google Maps Offers The World (At 100% Discount Pricing)

From a New York Times article (March 24, 2020):

What I find particularly seductive about Google Street View is that it purports to be a very objective document of our world. It is simply the product of a car (or a motorbike or a hiker) driving down a street taking pictures. But, of course, it is far from an objective document. Humans get in the way, as they always do, filling each scene with stories. 

Google Maps Street View film car

Google Maps Website

There is something tantalizing about being there but not being there, about being everywhere and nowhere at once. The geospatial distance leaves us wanting, hungry for more. I’m enamored with the glitchiness of these human landscapes, the way people’s legs are sometimes separated from their bodies, the way everyone’s faces are blurred out, as if they no longer exist (sometimes they no longer do). This is our world, but it is not our world.

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Food Trends: Kroger Launches Meal Delivery With ClusterTruck

From a Kroger Press release:

ClusterTruck Online app“The way our customers order and receive meals is evolving, and ClusterTruck’s innovative culinary and digital design is cracking the code for the future of profitable meal delivery,” said Yael Cosset, Kroger’s CIO. “Kroger is leveraging ClusterTruck’s advanced technology to ensure our customers don’t have to sacrifice quality and value for convenience when it comes to meal delivery. Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck will allow our customers to access restaurant-quality fresh and delicious meals like never before and without having to pay excessive service or delivery fees.” 

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s favorite grocer, and ClusterTruck, a software platform that powers profitable, vertically integrated delivery-only kitchens, today launched a partnership that will change the way Americans access freshly prepared meals. By offering multiple menus from one central scratch kitchen, Kroger Delivery Kitchen will deliver fresh and delicious meals on-demand without service or delivery fees.

To read more: http://ir.kroger.com/file/Index?KeyFile=401318028

Consumer Surveys: Only 30% Of Baby Boomers Use Online Grocery Services

From a Chain Store Age online release:

Chain Store Age CoverAccording to a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers from advertising platform Criteo, 48% of millennial and Gen Z respondents use online grocery delivery services, compared to 37% of Gen X respondents and only 30% of baby boomer respondents. 

Baby boomers are much less likely than younger consumers to participate in a particular omnichannel grocery activity.

Results for browsing multiple sites to read product reviews are essentially the same across generations. But Gen X consumers are much more likely to browse multiple sites if a product they want is unavailable (37%) than Gen Z/millennial (28%) or baby boomer/silent generation consumers (22%). And more than half (51%) of baby boomer/silent generation consumers will browse multiple sites for none of these reasons, compared to 27% of Gen X and 15% of Gen Z/millennial consumers.

To read more: https://chainstoreage.com/survey-boomers-dont-say-ok-grocery-service

Future Of Health Care: “Vim” Aims To Pair Patients And Top Health Providers With Online Platform

From a VentureBeat.com online news release:

Vim Healthcare NetworkVim’s solution curates top providers and pairs patients with those providers, leveraging a combination of online booking and referral coordination. On the provider side, it algorithmically analyzes referral patterns to bring to light trends without disrupting workflows, ultimately toward the goal of guiding patients to value-based health solutions in virtual networks.

Vim Healthcare Network DataVim says it has access to 10,000,000 patient profiles and 150,000 providers through major U.S.-based health plan partners. In the next 12 months, it loftily intends to “meaningfully reduce” the $1 trillion of excess cost in health care in the U.S. by targeting inconsistencies in treatment.

https://getvim.com/

To read more: https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/09/vim-raises-24-million-to-match-patients-with-top-health-care-providers/

Future Of Travel: AirPortr.com Checks Bags At Your Home, You Pick Them Up At The Airport

From a Skift.com online article:

Airportr shippingHere’s how Airport’s service works: A passenger checks in online. The company collects the bags from their doorstep after confirming the person’s identity. The driver puts the bag in a coded, tamperproof, and trackable security bag, the company said. The driver delivers the luggage to the airport, where they check in the bag.

AirPortr has handled 113,251 bag shipments. Two years ago, the startup landed British Airways as a customer. It also works with Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, and other carriers. This year, EasyJet began offering the AirPortr service at London’s Luton airport.

“Business is seeing really good year-over-year growth,” said founder and CEO Randel Darby. “This year we expect airline revenues to double. We plan to scale the product to become a network proposition with our airline partners.”

AirPortr has 15 workers at its London headquarters. It has about 30 others handling operations, customer support, and logistics.

 

To read more click on the following link: https://skift.com/2019/08/16/airportr-raises-8-6-million-for-luggage-delivery-travel-startup-funding-this-week/?utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=75749779&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8DsKrqf5KFyRUzu0E7UjVF6Y3ZXR7IRTOphrsZ06Vv4jDIQc5Zqfbzh3Eqv2NwxAj0kCAcaXwsjvyzTchwYmBDwdRYcA&_hsmi=75749779

Boomers Online Services: “Nesterly” Finds “Qualified Housemates” (Podcast)

Nesterly LogoIn Boston, a web app called “Nesterly” matches would-be renters with people who have a room to spare and could use a little help around the house.

(NPR Podcast Series)

Nesterly - Homeshare with a new generation

Website: https://www.nesterly.io/