Google Buys BufferBox, Could Hint At Same-Day Delivery Service

Google has been raking in money for years now, but it has also been spending a pretty penny, too. Some of that spending has been on various other companies, useful for bolstering its offerings in a hurry, and potentially in areas that it wouldn't enter itself otherwise. The latest pick up from Google is BufferBox, a Canadian company that could enable Google to rival Amazon's Locker services.

Google isn't saying how much money it spent on the company, but in theory, Google will use the buy to offer around 100 kiosks in select Canadian cities to start. It could very well be the birth of a same-day delivery service from Google, and given just how integrated the company is becoming in shopping and search for shopping results, it seems like a natural step. Something tells us it won't be long before it spreads to other cities, and finally, Amazon Prime will have some real competition.