Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 23:52 UTC
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We're excited to share Prime Air - something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab.

The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.

On the one hand, this is insanely cool, awesome, and scifi.

On the other hand, with timeframes like this and the big 60 Minutes reveal, it smells like a marketing trick during the holiday shopping season.

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RE: This is infeasible
by Lennie on Wed 4th Dec 2013 17:59 UTC in reply to "This is infeasible"
Lennie
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When I first heared about Amazon and drones I wasn't surprised as some other people, because there was news about book delivery service for schools in Australia months before that:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/15/drone-book-delivery-se...

People are even writing articles about how Amazon is late in the game:

http://qz.com/152788/australia-and-china-are-way-ahead-of-amazon-in...

The Zookal company thinks it can start doing deliveries in: March 2014

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