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December 2, 2013, 9:55 AM

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David Pierce / The Verge:
Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos previews half-hour shipping from Amazon  —  Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman.  Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a 60 Minutes segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages …
Charlie Rose / CBS News:
Amazon's Jeff Bezos looks to the future  —  Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, serving 225M customers.  What's next for the company that prides itself on disrupting tradition?  There has never been a company quite like Amazon.  Conceived as an online book seller …
Heather Timmons / Quartz:
Amazon drones won't replace the mailman or FedEx woman any time soon  —  Amazon's new “delivery system,” Amazon Prime Air, promises to get packages to customers “in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles,” and could be in commercial use soon as 2015, the company said Dec. 1.
More: The Next WebTweets: @kentgoldman and @kentgoldman
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Lack of competition, not technological barriers, prevents ISPs from offering gigabit speeds  —  Why Comcast and other cable ISPs aren't selling you gigabit Internet  —  “Perhaps you should switch to another cable company... oh, that's right, we're the only one in town.”  —  Viacom
More: PC WorldTweets: @binarybits
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple Gets “Significant Bounce” On 5c, 5s iPhones; Android Still Trumps With 71% Share Of All Sales  —  Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the WPP market research division that provides a rolling check-in on how smartphones are selling in key markets, has put out its latest figures this morning covering the 12 weeks that ended October 31.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Newsstand sucks in iOS 7  —  Hamish McKenzie: … The problems with Newsstand go even deeper on the technical and economic side:  — Auto-renewing subscriptions, which launched as effectively Newsstand-exclusive, are now permitted in any app that sells content or services that fit within Apple's …
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