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.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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