Amazon is expanding further into package delivery and promising to support a new wave of small business owners with a new program that helps entrepreneurs start and run their own companies, delivering items purchased on Amazon.com in distinctive blue Prime-branded shirts and vans. Inside Amazon’s Prime photo op: A secret bus ride, a spectacular Seattle view — but alas, no drones It’s “the next big building block of our end-to-end supply chain,” said Dave Clark, the Amazon executive who oversees the worldwide delivery logistics infrastructure for the e-commerce giant, in an interview with GeekWire, after a preview of the service for reporters in Seattle on Wednesday. Amazon is announcing the new “Delivery Service Partners” program tonight. It’s the latest move to give itself an alternative to (if not yet a replacement for) USPS, FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service and other traditional shipping companies and postal services. From … [Read more...] about Amazon’s new blue crew: Tech giant enlists entrepreneurs to own the ‘last mile,’ delivering packages in Prime vans and uniforms
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From its skyline of architectural delights to its foodie treats and world-class art, the Windy City will blow you away. I visited Chicago on a four-night break last month, travelling on low-cost carrier Norwegian’s new daily direct flight from Gatwick, making long-haul that bit more accessible for a tighter budget. Here’s my pick of the six best things to do in the third-largest city in the US, from exploring its more eclectic neighbourhoods, to rubbing shoulders with hungry locals during the lunchtime rush. Oh, and don’t worry – it didn’t get its nickname because of the gales blowing off Lake Michigan. Chicago earned its Windy City nickname from the city’s long-winded politicians. You'll be blown away by these seven things to see and do on a visit to the Windy City of Chicago Millenium Park In a city park in the heart of downtown Chicago, this award-winning expanse of art, music, architecture and landscape design feels like a museum. The … [Read more...] about How to see the best of Chicago if you’re there less than a week
Verizon Communications held its annual shareholder meeting Thursday morning south of Seattle, in Renton, Wash. Why Renton? That’s one of the questions GeekWire asked Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam during a one-on-one interview with the leader of the telecommunications giant. Our discussion, in a conference room overlooking Lake Washington, covered the waterfront in terms of issues facing Verizon and the broader tech and telecom industries — including this week’s big wireless news, the proposed merger of Verizon Wireless competitors T-Mobile and Sprint. McAdam’s comments on that topic made news, but we also talked about many other subjects, including the coming wave of 5G wireless coverage, net neutrality, the U.S. regulatory environment, acquisitions and the state of Verizon’s TV ambitions. Continue reading for edited excerpts from the interview. GW: How did you end up here in Renton for your annual meeting? Lowell McAdam: We move the meeting … [Read more...] about Q&A: Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam on the 5G revolution, T-Mobile/Sprint, net neutrality and acquisitions
Why is the F-117 Nighthawk, America's first true "stealth" aircraft, still prowling the skies years after its retirement in 2008? Since the F-117 officially stopped flying, the famous triangular black jet has been spotted on numerous occasions. Even a video taken by a highly credible source emerged in 2010 of a lone F-117 ripping around the northern portion of the Nellis Range Complex, while other videos depicting the F-117 refueling from a KC-10 Extender and playing with an instrumented testbed aircraft north of Groom Lake have also appeared on the net. Additional sightings have occurred as recent as October of last year, and some have even said they saw a pair of F-117s recovering at Nellis AFB early in the evening fairly recently. It was originally stated that the entire F-117A fleet, minus one pre-production example which was scrapped as an experiment at Plant 42 in Palmdale, CA, would be put into regenerative storage at the F-117′s original operational home, desolate … [Read more...] about Why Is The ‘Retired’ F-117 Nighthawk Still Flying?