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Instant Home Delivery: Friend Or Foe?

Just as Netflix has taken over for video rental stores, there's no stopping the inevitable dominance of home delivery over conventional retail. Even those in the ruralest (not actually a word) of rural areas have been invited to the party, courtesy of expanded courier routes and burgeoning drone delivery technology.
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Would You Buy From a Kindle Vending Machine?

When last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled into Las Vegas, many were surprised and intrigued by Amazon's presence. They didn't have a typical booth on the trade show floor. Instead, they set up a Kindle vending machine inside the Las Vegas airport (near the ATM and soda pop).