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One of the worst finals in World Cup history _ Spain vs. the Netherlands _ will be reprised in one of the first games of the 2014 edition.
Three matches in tropical beach resort cities. Staying in the cooler south with minimal travel between matches. Flying around the vast country with a trip deep into the Amazon in the middle.
Amazon is promising drones? Well, Google is building robots.
The Obama administration this week rolled out its revamped Obamacare website, and right away, traffic picked up — the site was able to handle a whopping 50,000 at the same time (about .00000000001 percent of what Amazon or Google can handle during this holiday season, but not bad for government work).
Lawmakers who were not quite as enthusiastic as Amazon over expectations that door-to-door deliveries by drones will become a reality by 2015 have brought forth a bill that would ban the practice, at least for the time being.
The chief executive of Amazon.com says drones will be doing much of the company's product deliveries within the next five years — and that customers can expect some packages to arrive within 30 minutes of processing.
In the wake of the frantic Black Friday, shoppers are clicking their way to more deals with Cyber Monday. It's an easy way to buy products and find the deals. And that easiness may increase with Amazon's latest idea.
Christian book stores, famous for their quaint brick-and-mortar presence in communities across the nation, are going digital in a big way this holiday season with a new mobile application designed to create an Amazon-like experience for the faith-filled shopper. And the shopping itself will offer an added charitable aim.
Amazon is going to start delivering on Sundays, following a uniquely American philosophy of catering to customers. But not all businesses or communities follow that formula.