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eBay CEO Sassily Dismisses Amazon’s Drone Idea As ‘Fantasy’

Thinks Amazon is stupid. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Everyone is excited about Amazon’s improbable plan to deliver packages by drones, except for one person: eBay CEO John Donahoe.

Drinking a gallon of haterade before recently appearing on Bloomberg, Mr. Donahoe lambasted Team Bezos’s plan to replace some delivery drivers with the unmanned aerial vehicles as a “fantasy.” Emily Chang, a reporter at your dad’s favorite business network, asked him if eBay had any similar plans. He responded with a big, fat nope. Read More

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Since Nothing Good Could Come From This, Colorado Might Ban Hunters from Using Drones

This was probably the type of drone. (Photo: File)

Already foretelling the problems this could cause, Colorado is considering banning hunters from using drones to help them spot deer and other game.

Under federal and state regulations, it’s illegal to use airplanes in spotting animals, but Colorado is worried that hunters will bend the rules by using unmanned robots to locate wildlife. People have to wait 48 hours to hunt after a flyover is conducted because of “fair chase” regulations. Read More

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Stop Delivering Stuff Using Drones Because It’s ‘Just Ridiculous’

Um can u not? (Photo: Zookal)

Now that we’re past “[X company] now accepts Bitcoins,” the latest trend in annoying PR tactics is announcing that you’re in the “delivery via drone” business. The schlocky publicity ploy has struck sushi restaurants in London, burritos in California and most recently textbooks in Australia. But an Australian newspaper definitely did not use a drone to deliver this think piece about how absurd this ruse is. Read More

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Was That Your Drone That Almost Clocked a Businessman? The NYPD Wants a Word

View from the drone. (Photo: WABC)

Remember that mysterious drone that plopped out of the sky and came within a few feet of bopping a businessman on the head? Well, the New York Police Department would like to have a word with the unidentified operator to see what he was doing with the Phantom Quadcopter.

The New York Daily News reports that the NYPD has a complaint on a file and would like to find the man on the drone’s video footage. The tape was obtained by WABC-TV and showed the drone careening into several buildings before it lost control and slammed into the ground. Read More

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Mystery Drone Crash Misses NYC Businessman By Mere Feet

An example of a drone. (Photo: Getty)

Shrouded in mystery and cloaked in WTF, a small helicopter drone crashed onto the ground just a few feet away from a businessman on the East Side of Manhattan during rush hour yesterday, ABC Local reports.

The suit found a memory card among the three-pound drone’s debris, and video taken from it “shows the drone twenty to thirty stories above the busy streets and crowded sidewalks near Grand Central Station,” ABC Local says.   Read More