Amazon’s Latest Idea Is a Flying Warehouse That Will Deliver Your Stuff by Drone

Amazon’s Latest Idea Is a Flying Warehouse That Will Deliver Your Stuff by Drone

Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone. You might already be familiar with Amazon’s drone delivery service, which recently received a demo in the United Kingdom for the first time. But the idea for a fleet of large airships, disclosed in filings to the US Patent and Trademark Office, expand on those ambitions dramatically. (Amazon chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos also owns The Washington Post.) Imagine you’re at a…

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Amazon Launches AmazonFresh Food Service in Parts of London

Amazon Launches AmazonFresh Food Service in Parts of London

Amazon launched a British version of its AmazonFresh food delivery service on Thursday in a long-anticipated move by the world’s largest online retailer to break into the UK grocery market. Britain has one of the world’s most developed online markets, with the big four supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Wal-Mart’s Asda and Morrisons competing with specialist delivery firm Ocado. The market is nevertheless predicted to nearly double to GBP 17.2 billion ($25 billion) in the five years to 2020, according to industry research group IGD. “We are launching with a comprehensive offer…

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