TAG: Amazon

Amazon to FAA: Loosen Laws or Moving Research Abroad

December 9, 2014By

Amazon.com is warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it will move its drone research abroad if it doesn’t get permission soon to test-fly in the United States, reports The Wall Street Journal. Amazon has already begun researching drone flights in the United Kingdom. “Without the ability to test outdoors in the United States soon, we will have no choice but to... read more

GPS Tracking, Robots Key in Heavy Retail Shopping Season

December 2, 2014By
An Amazon employee picks items in the company's newest generation fulfillment center. (Photo: Business Wire)

It used to be when you expected a home delivery, you could specify morning or afternoon, and hope you were there when the truck showed up. In today’s high-tech retail experience, van deliveries can be slotted specifically in two hour, or even one hour, windows. This is just one development in the battle for speed, as major retailers turn to technology... read more

Indoor Location Has Major Growing Pains, but Big Upside

August 27, 2014By

A number of factors are holding the proximity marketing/indoor positioning markets back: standardization issues, consumer acceptance/privacy, retailer awareness and the technology itself. However, as one location executive put it, it may be the one way that retailers with brick and mortar stores can compete with Amazon and other online giants. read more

Amazon Demonstrates Drone Delivery Service

December 2, 2013By
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Amazon has unveiled its plans for a new Prime Air service that uses drone helicopters to deliver customers’ orders in as little as 30 minutes. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview on 60 Minutes on Sunday that the drones would be ready to take flight in four to five years. But an Amazon spokesperson pointed to an updated... read more