Drones got ready to deliver packages for FedEx and Walgreen's
A drone delivery pilot program that is a partnership between Wing (which is part of Alphabet), FedEx and Walgreen's is set to lift off this fall. The drones will deliver over-the-counter drugs and other wellness items to customers in Christiansburg, Va.
Amazon changed search algorithm in ways that boost its own products
According to people who worked on the project, late last year, Amazon optimized the secret algorithm that ranks listings so that instead of showing customers mainly the most-relevant and best-selling listings when they search — as it had for more than a decade
the site also gives a boost to items that are more profitable for the company.
The Anthropocene: Why investors should pay attention to this geological discussion
Geology defines the Anthropocene, the proposed name for the next geological age, in terms of technical stratigraphy. Lots of the name’s boosters are hoping that, if they can reveal the destructive practices of modern civilization as so significant that they’ve triggered a geological designation requirement, people may begin to take the crises of climate and resource degradation seriously.