Amazon Uses A Drone To Deliver Popcorn

(Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1 – Amazon delivers its first package via drone.

The delivery of a Fire TV stick and a bag of popcorn was made from a fulfillment center in Cambridge, England. Amazon hopes that “one day, seeing Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road.” (Source: Forbes)

Why this is important for your business:

My Kindle still isn’t working right, and they expect a drone to deliver packages? It’s unlikely that drone delivery will be as ubiquitous as Amazon predicts, but you can expect this form of delivery to be an option to get your products to certain far-flung places of the world (where there are no kids with slingshots) within the next few years.

2 – A billion accounts get hacked at Yahoo.

Yahoo has confirmed this happened back in August of 2013. Oh, and this is a separate incident from the 500 million accounts that were previously hacked. Data stolen “may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords…and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.” (Source: Forbes)

Why this is important for your business:

If you’re running a site or have an email on Yahoo, change your password now. If you’re amazed, disgusted, shocked and thinking of leaving Yahoo forever, I don’t blame you.

3 – Microsoft’s Skype can now provide real-time language translation for mobile and landline calls.

Now, you can use real-time translation when making a call on Skype. As you’re dialing the number, just choose the “translator” button and a language. It works for any landline call and supports the translation of English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic and Russian. (Source: The Next Web)

Continue reading about Amazon and drone delivery.

(Article Source: Gene Marks, via Forbes)

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