The company’s founder Jeff Bezos that the next step for Amazon after Amazon Prime is PrimeAir, which according to John Brownlee of Cult of Mac, “will deliver your goods to you via drones within half-an-hour.”
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s drone project is well into the R&D phase. According to Bezos, droids can currently deliver your Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad if you’re within a 10-mile radius of the Amazon Shipment Center.
Assuming the project gets off the ground (no pun intended) Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s drones will be faster than trucks and greener too. Further, the drones would be able to deliver to customers anywhere. For example, if you’ve stepped out to go to the grocery store, the drone could deliver your Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone to you there, rather than leaving the dreaded “we tried to deliver” note at your home.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Sued. Nobody Surprised.
Patent company DSS Technology Management has brought suit against the Cupertino, CA tech giant for allegedly infringing two wireless peripheral device patents.
According to DSS, pretty much all of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products (iMac, Mac mini, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano) infringe on their wireless Bluetooth connectivity patent.
The patents in question are U.S. Patent Nos. 5,699,357 and 6,128,290, and are both titled “Personal Data Network.”
As John Riberio of IDG News Service writes, “The computer products from Apple named in the suit are said to provide a system for communicating data in which the server and the peripherals communicate in low duty cycle RF bursts as claimed in one or more claims of the ‘290 Patent.”
Google Inc (GOOG) Android Content Coming to AppleTV
Developer Koushik Dutta has produced a new Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android app that enables users to beam local content to set-top streaming boxes, including Apple TV.
The app is called AllCast, and it easily allows videos from a local device to be played on other devices, such as the Apple TV or the Xbox.
As Chance Miller of 9to5mac writes:
The process works very much like the Chromecast and Apple TV, though with local videos as well. AllCast is huge for Apple TV users, as it was easy for them to cast videos from their Android device to the set-top box. Though, it’s worth noting that it only works with local videos, not videos from streaming services.