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Forget about Government, Amazon Wants to Drone You!
Jeff Bezos’ passion lies in ever-improving customer experience via ever-faster deliveries. Witness Amazon’s experiment to fulfill small orders (five pounds or

us federal government space  (five pounds or lighter) using a fleet of autonomous aircrafts. The drone service , called Prime Air (see video ), is expected to go live in a few years. Bezos hopes the drones will allow Amazon to deliver goods within 30 minutes.   This bold initiative is bound to face some regulatory challenges, as the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) might get in the way. FAA rules for drone flights in U.S. airspace are expected to be ready in 2015.   But hundreds of

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