Amazon. Airborne!

Amazon. Airborne!

Press Release:

“Amazon Prime Air is a future service that will deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones. Flying under 400 feet and weighing less than 55 pounds, Prime Air vehicles will take advantage of sophisticated ‘sense and avoid’ technology, as well as a high degree of automation, to safely operate beyond the line of sight to distances of 10 miles or more.”

What could possibly go wrong?

Amazon will be testing drones in the UK, Canada, and the Netherlands.

More:

“The Economics of Drone Delivery,” Dan Wang, Flexport

Updates:

Amazon is also leasing a fleet of Boeing 767 jets to avoid paying FedEx.

“Amazon’s New Jets Represent a Serious Threat to FedEx and UPS,” Ryan Petersen, Flexport

After putting independent booksellers and book chains out of business, Amazon apparently plans to open bookstores of its own.

“Amazon to Open Hundreds of Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores,” Pavithra Mohan, Vox

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