December 31, 2013      

When Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, announced Prime Air, a proposed service in which drones deliver small, light products to customers near Amazon warehouses, he incited a debate:

Is Bezos peddling PR fluff, or is this a new business model?

But it is not an either/or question. With Prime Air, Bezos is trying to accomplish a bit of both with the idea of octocopters dropping off purchases weighing up to five pounds within 10 miles of Amazon's 96 distribution centers worldwide.

The announcement ...

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