TeleRead Links: Amazon drones and butterflies in the sky; Authors Guild urges limited contracts; Windows 10 and Project Loon roll out

By Chris Meadows
July 29, 2015 // 6 Comments

Amazon proposes a delivery drone flight plan (Engadget) It’s basically a mirror of the current (and exceedingly safe) system employed by the FAA for commercial airliners. What’s more, Amazon wants to create a neutral central computer system to handle all of these flight plans and [...]

Commercial drone use apparently legal in US after all…for now

By Chris Meadows
March 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Remember that story I wrote the other day about the FAA’s restrictions against commercial use of drones? Motherboard reports that a federal judge has dismissed the FAA’s first (and only) case against someone making commercial use of a drone. 29-year-old Raphael Pirker, fined for filming a [...]

FAA failure to keep up with commercial drone use could prevent innovation

By Chris Meadows
February 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

At the risk of droning on, it seems like there has been a lot of news involving drones lately. We covered Amazon’s announcement of package delivery (someday) via drones, and some responses to it. Clearly, drone services could fill the middle range between snail-mail delivery and electronic [...]

Morning Roundup: The Law on Drones, Recalibrating the Bestseller List and more

By libertyc
December 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

So You Want to Fly Drones? Here’s What the Law Says (GigaOM) Where can you fly a drone? As long as you’re not doing it for business purposes, there are very few rules. Here’s a map and a quick explanation of where your drone can go. *** The Miseducation of the Next Generation (An American [...]

Waterstones announces plan to counter Amazon drones with trained owls

By libertyc
December 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

The Internet has been abuzz ever since Amazon announced it was looking into the use of drones to deliver lightweight packages to customers near its distribution centers. Personally, it sounds like another one of those things that is more about the publicity than the service. Amazon’s storage [...]

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