Welcome to our weekly roundup of the top five Amazon news stories of the week.

Amazon to deliver by drone ‘within months’ BBC News reports that Amazon has said it will use drones to deliver packages to customers “within months”. It unveiled its latest iteration at a conference in Las Vegas, touting the machine’s ability to spot obstacles such as people, dogs, and clotheslines. Amazon executive Jeff Wilke said the drone would be able to travel 15 miles to carry packages weighing 5lbs (2.3kg) or less. Continue reading…

Amazon to open 10 pop-up shops in UK town centres: Mark Sweney and Sarah Butler at The Guardian reports that Amazon is opening a chain of pop-up shops selling everything from food and drink to electronics, beauty products and homewares. The first Clicks and Mortar shop will open in St Mary’s Gate in central Manchester on Monday and will also offer Amazon Lockers for customers to collect Amazon orders. Amazon plans to open 10 shops in total. Continue reading…

Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon face US anti-trust probe: BBC News reports that the US government is to take a fresh look at how the four tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon wield their power. It comes in the wake of criticism about privacy breaches, disinformation and anti-competitive practices. It could lead to more formal investigations from the Federal Trade Commission, among others. Continue reading…

‘How much does Amazon Prime cost?’: A breakdown of Amazon’s membership plans, and whether they’re worth it. Continue reading…

Exclusive: See inside Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ new $80 million NYC mega-home: CNBC reveals that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just bought the makings of an $80 million mega-residence in New York City. But before the richest man in the world purchased the three-level penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue, plus two additional apartments, CNBC got a tour of the triplex with Sotheby’s International Realty broker Nikki Field. See photos…

Quote of the week:
“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
Dale Carnegie

Have a great weekend!

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