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Amazon wants to sell “surveillance as a service”

July 8th, 2019 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

In case Amazon’s surveillance capabilities weren’t extensive enough with its Echo, Ring, and Key products, not to mention all the data Amazon routinely collects on its customers, the company recently received a US patent to provide “surveillance as a service.” The patent is for an “unmanned aerial vehicle”—the technical term for a drone—that “may perform […]



Amazon is leasing more planes so it can deliver packages on its own

July 2nd, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

(CNN)Amazon’s fleet of cargo jets is getting larger, as it expands plans to deliver more of its packages itself. The online retailer announced it will lease an additional 15 cargo planes from GE Capital Aviation Services. The deal was announced Tuesday at the Paris Air Show. Amazon has been stepping up efforts to handle more […]



Watch Amazon’s all-new delivery drone zipping through the sky

June 28th, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Amazon has taken the wraps off the latest iteration of its Prime Air delivery drone that it says could be delivering online orders to customers’ doors “in the coming months.” Considering the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) cautious approach to commercial drone deliveries, it’s a bold claim, but more on that later. First, the drone. Amazon […]



Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet

June 25th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Mary Meeker, Code 2019/Recode It’s the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering her annual Internet Trends Report — the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley — again at Code Conference 2019. The general partner at venture capital firm Bond Capital delivered a rapid-fire 333-page slideshow that looked back […]



Amazon unveils a chopper-plane mashup to deliver packages

June 17th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Amazon unveiled its newest drone design for its Prime Air fleet on Wednesday. (Jordan Stead / AFP) Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes […]



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