Wednesday November 09, 2016

Alphabet’s Drone Division Drops Deal to Air-Deliver Starbucks

Sure, the company is calling this a cost cutting measure but was this ever really a serious project in the first place? Come on, the company couldn't really have been serious about delivering coffee via drone. Imagine how much that would have cost.

Project Wing, a unit of Alphabet's X research lab, nixed a partnership with coffee giant Starbucks Corp., according to people familiar with the decision. Following the departure of project leader Dave Vos in October, the unit also froze hiring and began asking some staff to seek jobs elsewhere in the company, according to some of those people. They asked not to be identified speaking about private company moves.