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Amazon shows off new delivery-drone design in promo video

Amazon released a video recently showing off a new drone model that will be used for its Prime Air delivery service.

Google plans to begin drone deliveries in 2017

Google expects that Project Wing – its drone delivery service – will be up and running sometime in 2017, according to an article at BBC News.

Wal-Mart aims to test drones for warehouse inventory, product deliveries

Wal-Mart is following in the footsteps of online retail giant Amazon, hoping to harness drone technology in its operations. Wal-Mart has applied for permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test drones for home deliver, curbside pickup and warehouse inventory, according to an article at Reuters.

Spotlight: Amazon gets patent for augmented reality glasses

Amazon has received a U.S. patent for augmented reality smartglasses that could be connected to a tablet and display the tablet's images in front of the wearer's eyes, according to a report by Re/code.

Amazon's AWS Mobile Hub helps app developers skip back-end 'heavy lifting'

Amazon unveiled on Thursday its AWS Mobile Hub, a new tool intended to ease the process for developers to build, test and monitor mobile apps that use AWS services.

CTERA rolls out support for Amazon S3 Standard-IA

Enterprise data services vendor CTERA announced this week it now supports Amazon Web Services's new file storage option, Amazon Simple Storage Service Standard – Infrequent Access, otherwise known as Amazon S3 Standard-IA

Fire phone goes down in flames, says report

Amazon threw its smartphones in the fire Wednesday, according to a report on The Wall Street Journal. Maybe not quite into the fire, but definitely on the back burner.

Ugam analysis reveals gaps, pricing opportunities in Amazon.com merchandising

Ugam, a provider of managed analytics for retailers, brands and market research firms, analyzed two key sporting goods categories to find opportunities for retailers to compete and possibly best Amazon.com. It's a good example of how companies can used big data analytics to disrupt an industry giant and take possession of a larger market share. 

MetaFlows simplifies security testing with virtual sandbox tool on EC2

MetaFlows is taking its distributed virtual sandboxing tool to the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud – or EC2.

Spotlight: Amazon makes Alexa available in developer preview

Amazon is making its Alexa voice service available in developer preview to hobbyists and hardware makers who want to integrate Alexa into connected devices.