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Amazon Prime Air Piques Interest in Drone Delivery

Date:
December 2, 2013
Source:
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Summary:
Amazon is thinking out of the box with its Prime Air delivery-by-drone system. The unmanned aircraft project is still in its infancy at Amazon's research and development laboratories.


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FAA Stalls Amazon's Plans By Restricting Commercial Drones

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TheStreet (June 25, 2014) — Amazon's hopes of launching "Prime Air" were put on hold this week by the Federal Aviation Administration. On Monday, the FAA published a document addressing the operation of model airplanes. Buried within the document were regulations that apply to drones, prohibiting their operation. "Any operation not conducted strictly for hobby or recreation purposes could not be operated under the special rule for model aircraft. Clearly, commercial operations would not be hobby or recreation flights. Likewise, flights that are in furtherance of a business, or incidental to a person's business, would not be a hobby or recreation flight" the document stated. In the fall 2013, the FAA said it would aim to come up with a plan to safely integrate drones into airspace by September of 2015 but will likely push that deadline back. For now, Amazon will have to stick with Snail Mail. Video provided by TheStreet
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The FAA and Other Hurdles for Amazon's Drone Plans

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Newsy (Dec. 2, 2013) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced plans to deliver Amazon packages by drone, but there are quite a few obstacles in his way.
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Amazon Tips Off Investors to Tilt-Friendly Smartphone

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TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — Amazon announced it will launch a new product on June 18th in Seattle. The online retail giant teased the market with a Twitter photo of a shiny black device with the Amazon logo. A launch video shows mostly young white consumers swaying with the off-screen product and appearing very impressed with the device. If you answer the invite as a developer, the invitation asks questions about experience with gyroscopes and accelerometers. Many expect the smart phone to be tilt-friendly and move with the user, as opposed to relying on finger swiping motions. Amazon isn't expected to try to make a profit on the new product. Video provided by TheStreet
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