Hunger Games: Who’s Winning the Food Delivery War?

Market analysis of Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Amazon Prime Now, Walmart Grocery, Acme and other global players. Due to COVID, the stay at home economy has been growing as people shift to on-demand grocery and home restaurant delivery, statistics bear this out: Revenue from the online food delivery industry is projected to reach US$26 billion.Revenue is projected to grow at an annual rate of 5.1%, reaching $32 billion by 2024. Market volume in the market’s largest segment, restaurant-to-consumer delivery, is projected to reach $156 billion in 2020. The global food delivery market is expected to hit the $154 billion mark in 2023.Globally, most revenue in this sector will be generated in China ($51 billion in 2020). COVID Effect: Online Grocery Shopping Increased … Continue readingHunger Games: Who’s Winning the Food Delivery War?

Video: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Sustainability Tech

In this installment of Kaleido Insights’ video series exploring the future technology-related impacts of COVID-19, we cover the topic of “sustainability.” Sustainability: How are technologies driving environmental stewardship and new business opportunities? The impacts of social distancing will have reverberations for years to come, as human behaviors shift permanently to less travel and lower levels of congestion within cities. This trend will lend itself to the proliferation of shared autonomous vehicles to fulfill various needs, from on-the-go medical care to roaming retail. 5G development and implementation will speed up to enable these things to happen. Less vehicle and public transit emissions will continue to result in positive environmental impacts. The world’s grandest experiment in pushing the pause button will prompt … Continue readingVideo: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Sustainability Tech

What it Means: Apple Wants To Reduce Addiction to its own iPhone

Click above video or access directly: Tim Cook describes how he wants users to curb their phone addictions and have “a great life” without being tethered to the phone, features include data on app usage, and ability for users to limit notifications, apps, and overall time on device. By Jeremiah Owyang, Jessica Groopman, Rebecca Lieb, and Jaimy Szymanski. Apple is leading self-regulation of the tech industry by enabling users to impose limits on the time they spend on social networks. The company, which has 44% of smartphone market share in the USA, is using its hardware and software platforms to become the arbiter of balance in our lives, by providing multiple features that will: gauge how much technology we’re using, and … Continue readingWhat it Means: Apple Wants To Reduce Addiction to its own iPhone

These Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House

By Jeremiah Owyang, with co-contributor Ryan Brinks Drones come in many shapes and sizes, and are coming to a front door near you. Retail, logistics, and the way we shop and consume will never be the same. We call this trend the “Autonomous World” when robots are able to augment, supplant and replace human workers at greater efficiency. It’s happening in all walks of life, industries and sectors, but the one area that will be most impacted will be the retail and logistics space. Earlier this month, I was a keynote at Etail, where over a thousand retailers were present to learn about how on-demand workers and autonomous drones will impact their business models.  Just three years ago, the thought … Continue readingThese Ten Delivery Drones Are Coming To Your House

Facebook joins the Collaborative Economy with Marketplace

Facebook Joins the Collaborative Economy Facebook has announced the launch of its Marketplace, a new feature in four countries that enables users to buy and sell their used goods using Facebook connections. While Facebook’s strongest advantage is a network of trusted users, it must develop more sophisticated features to compete against established players. But it has a good start, as the environmental benefits of Facebook Marketplace for helping individuals reuse goods rather than send them to the junk yard will be of particular help for many migrating students, new families, or those seeking to change up their personal items. Market Timing: Existing Startups Under Fire At a macro level, the startups in the Collaborative Economy Honeycomb are undergoing a shakeup as … Continue readingFacebook joins the Collaborative Economy with Marketplace

What It Means to Business When the Crowd Becomes a Company

The crowd is bypassing traditional companies by sharing goods, services, space, and money with each other in the Sharing Economy.  People are being empowered to build their own goods in the Maker Movement by crowd funding, tapping global marketplaces, and preparing to accelerate this with 3D printing.  You see, the crowd, is starting to perform like a company:  self-financing, self-designing products, self-manufacturing, and self-selling to each other. So, what does this growing trend mean for traditional businesses? In my closing slides to corporate audiences about the Collaborative Economy, I attempt to tie everything together on this one summary slide.  While it’s best understood after the full presentation, the slide can, hopefully, stand on its own.  I’ll try to succinctly summarize how … Continue readingWhat It Means to Business When the Crowd Becomes a Company

Infographic: A Day in the Life of the Collaborative Economy

See the original Honeycomb graphic, which spurred this “Day in the life” graphic. Data shows collaboration in the new economy is accelerating.  People are crowdfunding, making, sharing, collaborating, all kinds of their things in life. Some are getting food on-demand, rather than going to traditional grocery stores or restaurants. The world is speeding up, and people are transacting between each other, or rapid-delivery services. We expect this to continue to accelerate as the funding from VCs dwarfs many markets, adoption rates are doubling, and the media has endless coverage over this collaborative movement. To help make sense of this dizzying environment, we attempted to take a snapshot of this world in motion, to try to find out what a single … Continue readingInfographic: A Day in the Life of the Collaborative Economy

Disruption from the Collaborative Economy

(Above: Read the full article in the SF Chronicle, and, please, read the comments. There’s no mercy for the taxi industry from former customers. Here are my recommendations to the taxi industry to lead this movement –not fight it)  The Collaborative Economy is a crowd commerce revolution. People are empowered to get what they need from each other, using now common, mobile technologies in their pockets. Several quarters ago, people told me it was a fad; it wouldn’t last; peer-to-peer commerce can’t happen at scale. Like social media was disbelieved in 2005 (I vividly remember the attack of the blogs), we’re seeing disruptions, but these impact real revenues, not just communications. Above Graphic: A TNC (Transportation Network Company) is the designation for Sidecar, Uber, and Lyft. From … Continue readingDisruption from the Collaborative Economy

What It Means to Business When the Crowd Becomes a Company

The crowd is bypassing traditional companies by sharing goods, services, space, and money with each other in the Sharing Economy.  People are being empowered to build their own goods in the Maker Movement by crowd funding, tapping global marketplaces, and preparing to accelerate this with 3D printing.  You see, the crowd, is starting to perform like a company:  self-financing, self-designing products, self-manufacturing, and self-selling to each other. So, what does this growing trend mean for traditional businesses? In my closing slides to corporate audiences about the Collaborative Economy, I attempt to tie everything together on this one summary slide.  While it’s best understood after the full presentation, the slide can, hopefully, stand on its own.  I’ll try to succinctly summarize how … Continue readingWhat It Means to Business When the Crowd Becomes a Company

The Next Phase of Sharing

The first phase of sharing was of media and ideas, we call this social media; the second phase of sharing is the sharing of the physical world, we call this the collaborative economy. Using powerful technologies like smart phones, mobile apps, payment systems and social networks, people can easily share the following things from the physical world: goods, services, space, and money. This has upsetting impacts as people can now get what they need from each other, and often without buying it anew, this collection of stats shows how this is spreading across many markets. It also creates intense friction as power changes hands, as regulators, governments, unions and lobbyists grapple with the power shift that’s powered by the internet. … Continue readingThe Next Phase of Sharing