1. New “Scooters” Taking Over Big Cities?
If you live in a metropolitan area, you’ve probably noticed people riding to and from work on battery-powered scooters. The concept is the same as Uber and Lyft: disruptive innovation that alters the game of transportation. Bird, Spin, and LimeBike are just a few companies capitalizing on this unique idea and growing the business into a multi-million dollar enterprise. The latest city to adopt this trend is none other than San Francisco. Since they first popped up on city streets, scooter regulation and safety concerns have become hot topics. However, one factor pushing officials towards the adoption of these scooters in other smaller cities, such as Santa Monica, is the “shared mission of reducing congestion and emissions.” Say what you will about this new and interesting way to commute, but one thing is for sure, they are electric!
2. Vinyls: The Hottest Comeback
“What’s old is gold.” Right?! Surprisingly enough, when it comes to vinyls, this saying rings true. Vinyls are making a comeback; they are becoming increasingly popular. Millennials are on the hunt to revive this classic form of music to the point of starting collections and pinning the cases on the walls of their bedrooms! Multi-million dollar company Yamaha didn’t skip a beat and is capitalizing on this trending throwback. Enter the MusicCast Vinyl 500 Turntable, a Wi-Fi capable device that allows millennials to stream their parents’ vinyls. Additionally, MusicCast Vinyl has the ability to connect to speakers (such as the Amazon Echo) via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay and Spotify Connect. So, hang on to your vinyls: they aren’t going anywhere!
3. Uber Everywhere… Literally
Uber could be described as one of the most rapidly growing companies worldwide, surpassing leading industry giants such as Ford and General Motors. Traditional motor company Toyota has been on the move so they do not fall behind. Deciding to invest over half a billion into Uber in the form of a partnership, the company hopes to provide that final boost of endorsement that will benefit the both of them. Both companies have even invested greatly in Research & Development, in hopes to improve not only the quality and safety of their rides, but also to minimize the number of incidents.
(Source: The Hustle)
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