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Offline caymus

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Zume in trouble
« on: January 08, 2020, 04:44:09 PM »

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Re: Zume in trouble
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 07:26:21 PM »
Man...SoftBank has had a couple big investments vanish. It’s difficult for me to think of Zume as anything more than interesting or amusing to watch.
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Re: Zume in trouble
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 12:16:31 AM »
80% workforce reduction for the robotic pizza maker

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2020/01/07/report-softbank-backed-zume-set-to-slice-400-jobs.html

First they fold their pizza business, then they fail? Not surprising.

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Re: Zume in trouble
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 03:21:21 PM »
from matt levine of bloomberg:

“We’re gonna build a robot to make pizza, and then find out if that’s a good idea, and if not we’ll do something else, maybe packaging or something”: Great, fine, cool approach if it’s like three of you in a garage. But once you get $375 million to become the untouchable category leader in robotic pizza, then you have to hire hundreds of people to perfect your pizza robots and build mobile kitchens and a delivery service and whatever else you need to scale up a worldwide robot-pizza delivery business. And then when you find out that robot pizza is not actually a good idea, the pivot is a lot harder and more public and more embarrassing, and it involves a lot of layoffs. More money than you want is not always what you want!
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" - the hobbit, jrr tolkien

Offline nick57

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Re: Zume in trouble
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 08:18:30 PM »
 Wonder if the robot pies were any good? 

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Offline StateofMind

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Re: Zume in trouble
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 09:31:27 PM »
IMHO they were not. My family and I couldn’t even get through the pies we ordered from them a few years back.
Wonder if the robot pies were any good?

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