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Drone could deliver Amazon goods

Monday, December 02, 2013 - 01:00

Dec. 2 - Amazon.com is testing drones to deliver goods to homes. It says it could be four to five years before they're put to use. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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It's not sci-fi. It's a drone. And Amazon hopes to use them to deliver packages. No, seriously. CEO Jeff Bezos told the news magazine "60 MInutes" the retailer is testing unmanned vehicles so that they will pick up items from Amazon's distribution centers and fly them directly to customer's homes. He says they can carry packages weighing up to five pounds and deliver them to your porch in just 30 minutes. It'll be another four to five years before they're put to use, he says. Talk about taking delivery to new heights. Remember the DomiCopter -- Domino's marketing stunt in Britain showing pizza delivered by drones? On a more serious note, drones are used to study ancient ruins and monitor crops in Peru. Just hope these flying spiders don't kill or hurt dogs or people unlike some military drones. Two months ago, a drone crash landed in New York's Grand Central Station, just missing a businessman.

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Drone could deliver Amazon goods

Monday, December 02, 2013 - 01:00