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China's E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Tests Drone Deliveries

Chinese Internet-based retail giant Alibaba has taken the lead in using flying drones for delivery of goods. According to the company’s blog, for three days this week starting Wednesday, Alibaba will use small, remote-controlled quadcopters to deliver orders of ginger tea to 450 shoppers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The packets will be limited to about 340 grams, taken to distances up to one hour of flight time away. Previously, several U.S. and at least one Chinese company...

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