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Delivery Drone Unveiled by a Startup Joins Air Race for Commerce

A startup hoping to challenge more established drone delivery giants such as Amazon.com Inc. is unveiling a pod-like craft that it predicts could someday be used by stores to get products to customers within minutes. The company, Flirtey Inc., also …

Amazon Joins Walmart in Blaming Tesla Solar Panels for Fires

Walmart Inc. isn’t the only corporation that has seen its Tesla Inc. solar panels catch fire. On Friday, Amazon.com Inc. said a June 2018 blaze on the roof of one of its warehouses in Redlands, California, involved a solar system …

Voice Software Pioneer Says Amazon Used Its Technology in Alexa

A voice software technology developer is suing Amazon.com Inc., saying the e-commerce giant infringed on patents when developing software for the Alexa digital assistant. VB Assets LLC, which owns the rights to some of the technology developed by voice software …

Ruling Against Amazon May Prove Broader Blow to Its Business Model

A federal court ruling that Amazon.com Inc. can be held liable for a dog collar sold on its website that partly blinded a woman could complicate the online merchant’s business if it is applied broadly. The Third Circuit Court of …

Federal Lawsuit Charges Amazon’s Alexa Violates Children’s Privacy

If Big Brother isn’t watching, maybe his little sister is listening. An international law firm has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc., alleging that the company’s Alexa virtual assistant product violated privacy laws in Massachusetts and seven other states …

Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off vertically, …

Thanks to Drones, French Wine Tastes Better

The sun is shining over a vineyard in the Fronton region of southwestern France, where wine-growing began in Roman times. The only sound is the buzzing of a distant tractor. That’s about to be disrupted by a flying robot. Nikola …

Facebook’s Anti-Bias Vows May Not Kill Suit Against Advertisers

Facebook’s vow to block ads on its platform from being programmed to discriminate based on demographics ended a string of lawsuits against the social network, but companies that allegedly used the site to weed out older applicants for jobs aren’t …

Top 5 Most Popular Claims Journal Articles of 2018

After highlighting the top 10 contributed articles and the top 10 videos/podcasts of 2018, we now look at the top 5 most popular articles of 2018 published by Claims Journal: Today is the Deadliest Day of the Year for Car …

Report: Amazon Could Tackle Claims Management Next

Amazon has become the go-to for online shopping, it’s foray into digital entertainment has been equally successful. Imagine if the online retailer were to offer insurance services. One company has – Altus Consulting, based in the UK – explored how …