[WATCH] The week that was: from celebrating 15 years of Google Maps to tracing Dunzo's tech journey
This week, the world celebrated 15 years of Google Maps, and all the convenience it has brought to travellers, businesses, and the common man.
Need to get somewhere quickly? Uber or Ola come to your rescue. Want to eat before the meeting ends? Just Swiggy or Zomato it. A package just has to be sent? Go for Dunzo. Internet, smartphones, and on-demand delivery apps have made life simpler and convenient. But what is fueling all these apps is something that was born 15 years back: Google Maps. On February 8, 2005, Google, riding high on its successful email and search engine, launched Maps, its web mapping service that offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, Street View, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning.
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And a startup in India that is thriving using Google Maps is Dunzo. This week, we spoke to its founders who laid out the product roadmap of the startup.
Founded in 2015, Bengaluru-based Dunzo is your personal concierge – from filling out shopping lists to picking up the charger you forgot at home or delivering your favourite pizza to your office, it does it all.