Digital Access

Digital Access
Access morrisherald-news.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Mail Delivery

Mail Delivery
We’ve got you covered! Get the best in local news, sports, community events, with focus on what’s coming up for the weekend. Weekly packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in Morris and Grundy County.
State

BRIEF: Groupon's answer to Amazon delivery drones

CHICAGO (MCT) — Groupon is countering Amazon's futuristic vision of unmanned flying drone package delivery by reaching back into history for a better-tested delivery method: catapults.

Well at least that's the story in the latest internal video circulated at the Chicago online deals company known for its oddball humor.

"Look, we're a technology company but we draw the line at creating autonomous robots that buzz by your house, wake up your sleeping babies and, who knows, takes pictures of you in the shower," Everett Weiss, senior vice president of innovations at Groupon, said in the spoof. "Groupon is about great deals, great service and medieval catapults."

(c)2013 the Chicago Tribune
Distributed by MCT Information Services

Loading more