Google Express - do big things come from small beginnings?



Google may be way behind Amazon, but it does not mean that it is interested in the physical and is currently planning to expand the Google Express service to deliver goods to people in North America.

Starting today, we’re expanding to three new cities: Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Across all our cities, more than 7 million people can now access our same-day delivery service, and in Northern California almost 12 million can use our next-day service.
http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/google-express-more-cities-more-stores.html

Eric Schmidt: "Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon," he said in a speech in Berlin.

"People don't think of Amazon as search, but if you are looking for something to buy, you are more often than not looking for it on Amazon," he said.

"They are obviously more focused on the commerce side of the equation, but, at their roots, they are answering users' questions and searches, just as we are."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29609472