A New Business For Google That Sounds Insane

We just heard from a plugged-in industry source that Google is eyeing a new project: same-day delivery.
At first blush, this struck us as a ridiculous idea. After we stopped snickering, we stopped and thought about it. And it kind of makes sense! Here’s why: Google contracts with a fleet of drivers for its Street View mapping project. Why not have them deliver goods in their spare time?
Google is also working on self-driving cars, which could also start delivering packages—cutting out the cost of a driver. They might as well deliver packages. What else are they doing?
Amazon offers a limited same-day delivery service in just under a dozen areas, and eBay just started experimenting with same-day deliveries in San Francisco.