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Amazon lays off Prime Air staff as it seeks to outsource dro…

Amazon.com Inc. has laid off dozens of staff from its Prime Air drone delivery unit as it seeks to outsource drone manufacturing. The Financial Times reported today that the layoffs involve research and development staff along with manufacturing staff in a push to get what it said is its “heavily delayed ambitions …

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Amazon unveils flying Ring security camera drone

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor image copyrightAmazon image captionThe Always Home Cam keeps its rotor blades inside a cage, which could help protect pets Amazon’s smart home security division Ring has unveiled a flying camera that launches if sensors detect a potential home break-in. It is designed to only activate …

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Walmart tests drone delivery amid escalating Amazon

Walmart Inc. is entering the drone delivery wars, its latest move to counter Amazon.com Inc.’s dominance in e-commerce as more Americans choose to shop from home. The world’s largest retailer said it has started piloting drone delivery of grocery and household items from its stores in Fayetteville, N. C. The …

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No, Amazon Won’t Deliver You a Burrito by Drone Anytime Soon

In mid-July, a UPS subsidiary called Flight Forward and the drone company Matternet started a project with the Wake Forest Baptist Health system in North Carolina. The companies’ aims are decidedly futuristic: to ferry specialty medicines and protective equipment between two of the system’s facilities, less than a half-mile apart. …

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FAA Approves Amazon To Test Deliveries Using Drones

Amazon said Monday that they will be allowed to use drones to test commercial deliveries. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Amazon Prime Air to test commercial deliveries using drones, Amazon and the FAA told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Amazon Prime Air delivers packages in a half hour or …

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Amazon granted patent for surveillance drones service

A new patent shows how drones can keep an eye out on a home while making deliveries.  CNET For years, Amazon has shown off how it’ll use drones to deliver items to customers, and it’s even developed a super-quiet drone for neighborhood deliveries. The company has a new patent that’ll …

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