Sunday, December 2, 2012
Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken
Today, Google bought an Ontario-based company called BufferBox. In a way, it kind of came out of left field. Since it's a Google Ventures company, one can guess that those on Google's campus were very familiar with the service, which provides an easy alternative to waiting around for packages at your house. Not only is package delivery a bummer, because things get lost, hitting up your mailbox when you get home isn't that much fun either. The worst is when you don't even have a mailbox and you come home to twenty pieces of junkmail slipped under your door. The mail delivery system is broken and old. It's ripe for...disruption.