Microsoft has announced that Bill Gates will, over the course of the next two years, be stepping down from the day to day operations of Microsoft. He plans to devote more of his time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Archive for June, 2006
Since I’m working at Amazon.com this summer, I pay more attention to the company than I would otherwise. One recent announcement that I was predicting several months ago, was that Amazon would offer groceries on their site. Just recently we announced our Grocery store along with a new feature… a Shopping List.
One reason I was interested in online grocery stores was because we actually had one that would deliver to the Ann Arbor area, specifically to student dorms at the University of Michigan. It was called Arbor Grocery. I doubt they are still delivering over the summer, but hopefully they will continue next fall. I was actually considering buying the business as it was for sale last semester because the owners were moving on to “real” jobs. It got bought for something like $500. I’m pretty sure they just went to the grocery store and delivered the stuff to you, so its not like they had a warehouse to sell or anything.