“Same-day delivery is a new hot trend in retailing these days, according to a recent Elastic Path report, which finds that 75% of consumers expect, in the next 12 months, for all brands to offer same-day delivery.
But at the same time, 72% expect curbside pickup in the same time frame.”
“Many of the canonical superstar firms such as Google and Facebook employ relatively few workers compared to their market capitalization” because “their market value is based on intellectual property and a cadre of highly-skilled workers.”
How will AI contribute to a boom? Perhaps it will happen indirectly, a process of “trickle-down” productivity, as ordinary firms adopt the AI technologies provided by Google and Microsoft and Amazon in the cloud.”
“Amazon announced a heap of devices this week, including five new Echo smart speakers, more Ring smart home security and new Alexa commands. But the new Echo Frames smart glasses ($180) and Echo Loop smart ring ($130) were the two that stole headlines.
These wearable devices put Amazon’s digital Alexa assistant on your body in a way that’s different than the more expected earbuds route (though there are new Echo Buds, too, for $130 or £120). By bringing Alexa to your face and your hand, Amazon might be trying to get more personal with the little voice in the device.”