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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) 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 […]

Amazon – Redefining the 80:20 rule

June 13th, 2019 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

  The 80:20 rule is oft bandied around in the retail world and Amazon, not content with disrupting numerous retail industries and the very way we shop have even taken an established business saying and turned it on its head. Amazon uses the 80:20 rule to demonstrate their approach to product decision making – they […]

Amazon’s new fulfillment center machines pack boxes up to 5x faster than humans

May 28th, 2019 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

From drone deliveries to checkout-free brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon has made no secret of its desire to automate as many parts of the retail experience as possible. While Amazon employs thousands of people in its fulfillment centers, it may be because it hasn’t yet figured out a way to automate their role. Until now, that is. […]

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