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Amazon Drones
6:08 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Frustrated Amazon Ponders Taking Drone Delivery Testing Abroad

Amazon told the Federal Aviation Administration if it doesn’t get the green light to test delivery drones, it could mean a relocation of jobs from the Seattle area.
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A new letter from Amazon to the Federal Aviation Administration indicated the e-commerce giant is getting frustrated with the wait for approval to test package delivery drones.

An Amazon vice president wrote that drone engineering and testing could soon be relocated abroad from the Seattle area.

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Drones
4:43 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Amazon Asks FAA For Permission To Test Aerial Delivery Drones Near Seattle

Amazon.com has asked the FAA for permission to test drones outdoors.

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 2:50 pm

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled plans for aerial drone delivery of packages last year, many observers dismissed the concept as science fiction or pie-in-the-sky.

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NWPR Books
8:22 am
Thu July 10, 2014

In Dispute With Hachette, Amazon Aims New Volley At Authors

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 8:10 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block. A fight between Amazon and the publishing company Hachette is getting nastier. Amazon suggested that while talks between the two companies continue, Hachette authors could get 100 percent of the sale price of their e-books. As NPR's Lynn Neary reports, it was an offer Hachette was quick to refuse.

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Pacific Tower
6:14 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Pacific Tower Expected To Fill With Tenants, Long-Term Funding An Issue

After a slow start, the state of Washington says it’s on track to fill the former headquarters of Amazon.com with tenants.
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After a slow start, the state of Washington says it’s on track to fill the former headquarters of Amazon.com with tenants. But long-term costs remain a concern.

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NWPR Books
4:13 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Book News: Was Hong Kong Publisher's 10-Year Sentence Political Payback?

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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NWPR Books
4:51 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Book News: Putin Clamps Down On Cursing In Books, Movies

Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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NWPR Books
6:53 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Book News: Did Amazon Unintentionally Create A Drug Dealer Starter Kit?

An employee prepares an order at Amazon's fulfillment center in San Bernardino, Calif.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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NWPR Books
7:13 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Amazon Plunges Into Christian Publishing With Waterfall Imprint

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The online superstore Amazon got its start selling books — and it's been getting into the publishing business as well, with imprints for genres like science fiction, romance and mystery.

Until now, though, it hasn't had its fingers in one of the biggest slices of the publishing pie: Christian books. That changed this past week, with the introduction of the Waterfall Press imprint.

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NWPR Books
4:29 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Book News: Amazon Says It Hopes Polish, Czech Workers Won't Unionize

Amazon shipments sit in the packet and parcel section of the Royal Mail's Swan Valley mail center in Northampton, England.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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NWPR Books
4:25 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Book News: Booksellers' Lawsuit Against Amazon, Publishers Dismissed

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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