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Description: Google’s partnerships seem to be all over the map lately…we will have to wait and see what the future holds for Google launches.

Source: ECommerce Times

Date: February 6, 2015

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Google is working on its own ride-hailing service to compete with Uber, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Uber has announced a strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon University that will see the creation of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will focus on developing long-term transportation technologies to further Google’s business — which TechCrunch suggests indicates Uber will build its own fleet of autonomous vehicles. Read Rest of Story

Questions for discussion:

1. Do you use Uber? How about Lyft? Do you think a Google version would stand a chance in competition against either?

2. Do you think it fair that Google is “playing both sides”? Or do you believe this simply to be a smart business strategy?

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