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Amazon patents drone delivery targeting system

A newly published patent hints at the system that Amazon just might use to guide delivery drones to their destinations, and verify that the drone’s payloads have been dropped off at the right locations. The system, as described in an application that was … Continue reading

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Future Amazon packages just might ride the bus

Amazon’s inventors have suggested using drone-dispensing trucks, rail cars and airships to deliver packages, but one of the company’s latest patents lays out a more mundane route for future customers: picking up their purchases from public buses. The patent for a mobile package pickup system … Continue reading

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Amazon launches AI event called re:MARS

Amazon’s annual invitation-only event on machine learning, automation, robotics and space — known as Mars — has become a high-tech highlight for insiders, featuring billionaire founder and CEO Jeff Bezos riding a giant robot or walking a robot dog. Now a wider circle of tech … Continue reading

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How Blue Origin’s HQs blazed a trail for Amazon

The process that Amazon went through to choose New York, Northern Virginia and Nashville as key sites for expansion isn’t the first HQ2 exercise for CEO Jeff Bezos: You could argue that the pattern was set when Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture decided where … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos unveils Amazon’s flying tribute to vets

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is big on veterans, and in honor of Veterans Day, he presided over the vet-friendly christening of Valor, Amazon Air’s 40th Boeing 767 freighter. In a tweet, Bezos said the name pays tribute to “the thousands of … Continue reading

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Amazon’s got a brand new bag for delivery items

Insulated bags for pizza deliveries and cooler bags for ice-cold drinks are nothing new. But how about if you put them together? Amazon’s inventors thought the idea was novel enough to apply for a patent, and now they’ve gotten it. … Continue reading

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How tech titans pick who they invest in

When big companies like Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft invest in startups, is it all about the startup? Or is it all about what the startup can do for the big company? The truth lies somewhere in the middle, representatives of … Continue reading

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