Amazon Prime Air makes it first delivery-by-drone

It’s been three years since Amazon revealed plans to start delivering products to customers using flying drones. Last week Amazon Prime Air made its first delivery. The company made the announcement this week, explaining that the delivery on December 7th took 13 minutes and was carried out to a UK customer by an aerial vehicle […]

Lilbits (6-24-2014): Verizon cancels free data for Chromebook Pixel LTE users, Google responds with $150 credit

When Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, the company partnered with Verizon to offer 100MB of free data per month for two years to customers who bought 4G LTE version of the premium, touchscreen Chromebook. This week Computer World noted that Verizon was no longer honoring that deal, claiming that the free data was only good […]

Amazon Appstore tops 200k apps, Prime has tens of millions of subscribers

Amazon’s annual report is out today, and tucked away in the lengthy document are some details about the company’s achievements over the past year. Amazon has a habit of being very selective with the details it provides, so we still don’t know how many Kindle eReaders or Kindle Fire tablets were sold in the past […]

Amazon working on half-hour delivery-by-drone service: Amazon Prime Air

Amazon offers a range of shipping options, including free 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers and free 5-8 day shipping for customers that spend $35 or more on select items. Soon there may be another option: Delivery within a half hour… by air… by autonomous drone. Seriously. The company is working on a project it […]