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Amazon's Prime Air Tests Can Finally Get Started In The U.S.

Amazon can finally test its latest Prime Air drones in United States airspace, thanks to a new approval waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration.In a letter dated Wednesday, the FAA told Paul Misener, Amazon's VP of global public policy, that Amazon may begin testing its latest models of drones provided they don't fly higher than 400 feet or travel faster than 100 mph.“We’re pleased the FAA has granted our petition for...

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How Deep Linking Can Change The Way We Search On Mobile

Deep links for mobile apps were designed to mimic Web links by letting users click into different parts of an app and not just its home screen. But they’re also changing the way we discover new things. The deep-linking startup Deeplink has launched what appears to be the first intent based and keyword driven mobile search. Called AppWords (a play on Google AdWords), the new service basically prompts new links for app users to click...

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Amazon's FAA Exemption Doesn't Make Prime Air Any More Real

The Federal Aviation Administration just granted an experimental airworthiness certificate to one of Amazon’s delivery drone designs. However, this doesn’t make Prime Air any more realistic than it’s been up to this point.The FAA’s certificate grants Amazon the ability to test its drones, but it's too restrictive to allow that testing to take place in a realistic environment. The drones must always be operated within line of...