Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Kroger Rolls Out Autonomous Deliveries
Press Release

The supermarket chain launches a self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new service is now available to the general public after months of pilot testing.

In order to fulfill the service, Kroger has teamed up with Nuro, a robotics company which operates a self-driving unit, that “travels on public roads and has no driver, no passengers and only transports goods.”

With the new service, Kroger customers can now order groceries to be “scheduled for same-day or next-day delivery by Nuro’s fleet of self-driving vehicles.”

DraftKings Looks to Launch in West Virginia
Press Release

The fantasy sports provider announced that it’s preparing to launch a sports betting service in West Virginia.

According to a company press release, it has “reached a licensing agreement with an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, Inc., the operator of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.”

As part of the deal, sports fans will have access to DraftKings Sportsbook, a “sports betting platform, pending regulatory approvals.”

H&M Home and Google Collaborate On a Voice Payment And Holiday Gift Guide
Press Release

The fashion retailer announced that it’s launching a voice application which will be available on “Google Assistant” and “Google Home smart devices.”

Through the application, users will be able to launch H&M Home, and purchase items via voice, from its gift guide.

According to the company, the move makes H&M “one of the first voice shopping experiences ever launched within retail.”