Amazon Stories August 8

When you think about Amazon and drones, you would typically think about the e-tailer’s ambitions to use unmanned aircraft to make deliveries to customers around the country. However, not all drones from Amazon fly. Meet the Amazon Scout, the six-wheeled, ground-based delivery robot that is showing up at a small number of homes in Irvine, California.

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Amazon Stories July 19

Drones have been flying for the last century, but delivery drones from Amazon have recently come to life. Amazon wants to deliver your packages by drone, lowering costs, and speeding up deliveries. Amazon continues to invest heavily in its delivery drone project, creating prototypes and testing deliveries in multiple locations.

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Amazon Stories July 16

Last day! E-commerce giant kicked off Amazon Prime Day with some of the best DJI deals on products such as the Mavic Air, Ryze Tello, Goggles RE, Ronin-S, Osmo Action, and Osmo Pocket camera. Some of the biggest savings are on the DJI Mavic Air ($120 off), an ultra pocketable 4K DJI drone, or the Ronin-S ($100 off). See below for all the details, pricing, and links to the DJI products.

There are about 175 hours left to take advantage of these and other deals on Amazon.

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Amazon Stories July 4

According to an article on Bloomberg, Amazon wants to hire more than 2,000 workers in the UK for its latest technology ventures. Amazon is reportedly looking to hire software developers, engineers, and data scientists, 170 of whom will be employed in development centers in London, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. They will be focused on developing technology for Alexa, Prime Air drone deliveries, and video service.

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Amazon Stories June 20

Amazon delivery drones might be used to spy on your home. An Amazon patent filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on June 12, 2015, and granted June 4 of this year, indicates that the e-commerce giant is planning to use its network of drones to form a neighborhood watch system and keep an eye on your home. The company calls it “surveillance as a service” and it would have its delivery drones record footage of your home when they are out delivering packages.

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Amazon Stories June 18

As Walmart and Amazon are battling it out for supremacy in the fast-changing retail world, Walmart is on track to file more drone patents than Amazon for the second year in a row. According to research by the accounting firm BDO Walmart has filed 97 new drone applications with the World Intellectual Property Organization since July 2018. In the year before, Walmart applied for 57 patents compared to Amazon’s 54, according to an article in the Financial Times. More interestingly though, if you look at the 2017/18 time frame, DJI filed more drone patents that Walmart and Amazon combined. expand full story

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