Amazon drones may start to deliver packages in California this year

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Amazon plans to begin delivering some packages by drone to homes in a few communities in the US state of California this year, the company has announced. Residents of Northern California’s San Joaquin County farming towns Lockeford and Acampo, as well as parts of Lodi, will be able to order “thousands of everyday items” online and can expect a drone to drop them in their backyards in less than an hour, said Av Zammit, an Amazon spokesperson, in June. The Amazon Prime Air drones can carry packages that weigh 5 pounds or less — such as beauty and cosmetic items, office and tech supplies, batteri…

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