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Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly
Amazon hopes drone delivery idea will fly

Overnight delivery is no longer good enough. As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later. In a quest to provide online shoppers with immediate gratification, retailers and tech start-ups are devising ways to get purchases to shoppers in mere minutes: They're experimenting with dropping off packages via bicycle, subway, motorcycle and even on foot in an effort to speed up delivery times. The most far-fetched plan to date was unveiled Sunday by Amazon.com Inc., which says it has developed a drone delivery system that can...