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Amazon Drones

The Simple Math Behind Free Shipping -- A Lesson in Market Share and Volume

David Sable | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
David Sable

Ultimately, Amazon will have us all so hooked and locked in that when they raise prices to turn a real profit, we will have no choice but to pay -- and pay we will for the continued convenience and efficiency of it all.

FAA Will Allow Amazon To Test Delivery Drone

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 03.20.2015 | Technology

SEATTLE, March 19 (Reuters) - Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce compan...

The Real Reason Amazon's Telling Us About Its Robots

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology

A year ago, Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, took "60 Minutes" contributor Charlie Rose into a top-secret room at the company's Seattle campus an...

Amazon Seeks FAA's Permission To Test Delivery Drones

Reuters | Deepa Seetharaman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expan...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Real Amazon Drones | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

An employee loads a truck with boxes to be shipped at the, Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 26, 2012. (David Paul Morris...

It's a Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Politics never takes a holiday! Enjoy these sing-along treats for your seasonal pleasure... ...

FedEx Finds Delivery Drones 'Almost Amusing'

AP | By JOSHUA FREED | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The CEO of FedEx doesn't see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon. Fred Smith says FedEx ...

Groupon Unveils Their Answer To Amazon's Drone Delivery

Posted 12.11.2013 | Chicago

It turns out Amazon isn't the only online retailer hard at work developing innovative (albeit "scary," to some) new delivery technologies. That sai...

eBay CEO Blasts Amazon Drone Idea

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

If you're skeptical of Amazon's plan for delivery drones, you're not the only one. Ebay CEO John Donahoe dismissed Amazon's drone plans as "long-t...

Emily Swanson

Americans Aren't Sure If They Like The Idea Of Amazon Drones | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Americans aren't so sure they like the idea of allowing Amazon to deploy a fleet of miniature delivery drones, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll...

Dave Jamieson

Why UPS Workers Aren't Freaking Out About Amazon's Drones | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Having grown up in the package delivery business, Julie Thomas used to have an old saying about her industry. Whenever someone debated its longevity, ...

Drones and Bookstores

Chris Kelly | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Chris Kelly

A bookstore is a nice thing in a neighborhood. Not just because you wouldn't mind if your daughter worked there, or your brother. It would be good for the community, too. They could help people find a book.

This Video Reveals One Big Problem For Those Amazon Drones: Birds

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Birds are used to being the only bird-sized things in the sky. They also have sharp beaks and no morals. No other flying thing stands a chance. Un...

Amazon Drone Delivery Must Clear State Hurdles

Pew's Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Colbert Precisely Nails Why Amazon Drones Are So Unsettling

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert had a message for Amazon founder and "billionaire Busytown worm" Jeff Bezos last night: Forget about delivery drones, and listen up to...

Amazon, Domino's and Big Brother: Drones Flying the Not-So-Friendly Surveillance Skies

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Needless to say, whatever you can imagine, it will not be long before there is a drone suited to every purpose under the sun.

Don't Expect An Amazon Drone To Get Off The Ground Anytime Soon

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos made a splash on Sunday with his radical plan to de...

Timothy Stenovec

The Real Reason Amazon's Talking About Drones | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Tacocopter, the taco-delivering drone that wants to bring you Mexican food. Or the Domino’s video that showed a dro...

9 Things We're Not Looking Forward To This Week

Posted 12.02.2013 | Comedy

It begins... the long march to Christmas that includes way to much of everything: shopping, eating, drinking, drone deliveries (well, soon), and anxie...

Amazon a Customer Service Champ One Day, Chump the Next?

Reid Wegley | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Reid Wegley

Perhaps Mayday, in its implied greatness, is just another Amazonian invasion of our privacy we should be wary of.

Amazon Reveals It Wants To Deploy Delivery Drones. No Joke.

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Amazon offering delivery on Sunday was only the beginning. In an interview with Charlie Rose on Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," Amazon founde...