• We hunted down the controversial 'Bodega' vending machine and found one in the wild - here's what it's like

    2 days ago - By Chron

    Bodega
    Twitter users across the country howled in rage on Wednesday after getting wind of Bodega, the startup whose internet connected pantry boxes want to replace your local corner store.
    Many observers criticized the choice of the Bodega name - which traditionally refers to Mom and Pop convenience stores in large American cities - and the notion that two former Google employees could potentially put the beloved local shops out of business.
    In the Fast Company profile that ignited the storm, cofounder Paul McDonald laid out his vision for the automated kiosks, "
    Eventually, centralized...
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