Many consumers — millennials in particular — have a love-hate relationship with credit. They are comfortable borrowing for specific purposes, such as paying for school, buying a car or even financing a dream wedding. But research conducted by banks and fintechs has found that many younger Americans are uncomfortable carrying credit card balances, partly because […]
The founder of crowdsourced delivery app Roadie said the company will soon be adding major retailers to its portfolio as it continues to expand its driver network across the country utilizing a “going my way” fulfillment model. Founder and CEO Marc Gorlin said Roadie currently services major airlines such as Delta, a major home improvement […]
There are two niches that Roadie has found itself filling, said Gorlin. First, it enables small and medium businesses (SMBs) to compete with Amazon by meeting customer expectations for fast shipping, cheap or free. It can be especially useful for SMBs with daily sending needs, Gorlin said, mentioning florists and dry cleaners as examples. The […]
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Rubicon Global has received patent approval for a “method, system, and vehicle for autonomous waste removal,” as first reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The patent, filed by CTO Philip Rodoni in Aug. 2016, was approved in Nov. 2017. The patent describes the current system of house-to-house collection as inefficient, in part because residents may […]