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Who isn't testing drones?

  • Deutsche Post's DHL successfully tested drone delivery of one of its packages at a facility in Germany, according to Slashdot.
  • Though Amazon (AMZN -0.2%) started a little bit of a firestorm when CEO Jeff Bezos brazenly predicted drone delivery within four or five years, the approach of the delivery giants (FDX, UPS) has been more tempered and pivots on using them at distribution centers or on campuses as a cost-cutter - instead of dropping deliveries at doors.
  • Analysts can't quite figure out where Bezos' head is on the drone issue (FAA, privacy, terrorism, scale vs trucks) other than thinking every billionaire is allowed a pet project or two.
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  • Deja Vu
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    I would think privacy and terrorism theories will bring a quick legislative end to this drone idea. A 5 lb carrying drone can carry 5 lb of explosives as well. There are too many kooks in this world for this drone idea to be a good one.
    11 Dec 2013, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • swrta
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    There are too many kooks who think that everyone is a terrorist who can't wait to buy 4 drones and fly a bomb somewhere. How many Terrorist bombs went off last night? Check ur gun laws first....a lot more domestic " terror" is already accepted by the public, thousands of murders a year by guns, mass shootings, killing kids..all par for the course of a full blooded American right and Pasttime. Delivery by drone by AMZN is not a threat to society, it is a convenience..And that is where the sweet spot lies for America, you can conveniently by any gun you want any time you want, and Americans will love 1/2 an hour delivery, think Dominos pizza, can you imagine not having food delivered to your door? Well a bomb was once attached to a pizza delivery guy...but they didn't stop delivering pizzas, u can't stop AMZN, they are the growth story, they are The innovators, it's game over to bet against Bezos
    11 Dec 2013, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • swrta
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    Already posted....but long AMZN.....see you at AMZN 500
    11 Dec 2013, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Maybe Bezos should focus on growing a respectable profit margin.

     

    Put away the toys and generate a healthy free cash flow like Steve Jobs back in the day.
    11 Dec 2013, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • Mort19
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    Why would he care about that? He only wants to continue to work at arm's length distance with the cartel that magically makes the stock go up. He's made more money off of this company than the company has earned in profits.

     

    Why isn't the trading in the stock and Bezos relationship with that the subject of an investigation by the SEC? Let's not forget the complicit analysts covering the stock who's analysis is as accurate as 2+2 = 5.
    11 Dec 2013, 04:56 PM Reply Like
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