America woke up from its turkey hangover just in time to see Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson explain a new prototype for Amazon’s fabled Prime Air drone delivery service. The garish, package-pooping aircraft looks futuristic, but it’s probably not going to bring you new shoes anytime soon. It can’t.
NASA has been working on a plan for months to create an air traffic control system for drones to make sure the flying machines don't crash into things like people and planes. Now that plan includes trying to develop a reliable system so people can fly drones remotely.
When Amazon announced its Prime Air delivery service right before last year's Black Friday, everyone kind of wrote it off as a well-timed publicity stunt. But it would appear that Amazon is moving ahead to some extent with the idea, and it's now looking for a test pilot to rush you that Taylor Swift CD post-haste.
Amazon Prime Air's drones are plagued with practical problems that would make them inviable in urban environments for the foreseeable future. What about Amazon Rockets? They're only a bit more ludicrous.
While everyone is freaking out about Amazon's plan to unleash an army of delivery drones on the world, it's important to remember that these flying robots can do much more than just move packages.
The most thrilling [marketing] advancement in recent years was unveiled last night on 60 Minutes. If you missed it—how could you have missed it?—Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos detailed the [marketing] future of his company for millions [of potential customers]: Amazon PrimeAir. The [marketing] future is here, and it is [vague…
In a 60 Minutes interview, Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon is working on delivery that's even faster than Prime. The company wants to use octocopters to deliver your order within a half hour.