WZTV - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Google Wants To Take You There, Literally

Stream Fox 17 newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 5 am and News at 9 pm.

Don't have a ride to the store? No problem, just have the store cover the cost of a cab.
Google's latest idea for ads could have shoppers cruising town to take advantage of specially tailored deals for free. You may start seeing a "get me there" button on ads in the future that would automatically send a taxi or even one of Google's own automated vehicles to wherever you're waiting.
Google says algorithms would automatically compare the cost of transportation and potential profit, using real-time calculations. Those same calculations could even lead to a bidding war for certain customers with a known interest in particular products.
Still in a concept stage right now, Google, ebay and a number of other sites have been courting restaurants and businesses recently by offering a unique leg-up on their online rivals.

Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.