Chinese online retailer to expand drone delivery routes in 2017, China’s second largest online retailer, is set to expand its drone delivery routes to reach a growing network of rural villages following a successful program launch last year. The retailer, China’s closest rival to online giant Alibaba, has been using drones to deliver goods across four Chinese provinces including Jiangsu, rural Beijing, Sichuan and Guangxi […]

Amazon tells Super Bowl viewers to look for Prime Air drone delivery “soon”

Amazon’s trend of running multiple, super-short commercials for its voice-activated Echo device continued during Sunday’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI. The last of the company’s three Echo spots included a surprise cameo: an Amazon delivery drone, described to viewers as a “Prime Air” delivery. A suggestive statement, spoken in its devices’ “Alexa” voice, played as […]