Google Gas Stations
GOOGLE GAS STATIONS
Specifically, Google will launch a series of internet connected pumps with Google Maps. The pumps, made by Gilbarco Veeder-Root, will help travellers find local attractions, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Face it, Google's got ya, and you like it.
Implications - Essentially, not many can be surprised by this new innovation. Companies like Porsche are releasing fashion lines, while couture lines like Roberto Cavalli are expanding into alcohol. Essentially, if a company has the power to extend their reach into other industries, they will -- and should!