Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 10, 2013

Look! In the sky! It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s an Amazon Prime Air delivery drone! Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently said that the company is looking to shake things up in the package delivery game, including a drone messenger service that can deliver packages to your house in less than half an hour. Amazon’s octocopters – the fancy, official word for these drones – sit at the end of a conveyer belt, waiting to pick up your package … as long as they’re under 5 pounds, which Bezos says applies to 86 percent of Amazon’s packages. The drones can then carry your order up to 10 miles from the fulfillment center – Amazon’s massive warehouses, of which there are 96 scattered across the country. Don’t expect to see Amazon drones hovering around your neighborhood anytime soon, though. Amazon still needs to work out the regulations and figure out how to prevent your package from being dropped in the wrong spot. Like on your roof… or on your head.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).