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Amazon patents the milkman

Posted on February 9th, 2013 at 0:04 by John Sinteur in category: Intellectual Property -- Write a comment


Amazon.com this week won a broad patent on technology that lets customers schedule product deliveries to their doorsteps or mailboxes on a recurring basis, without needing to submit a new order every time. The patent filing says this approach will be particularly useful to overcome “the challenges presented by the delivery of perishable goods or other consumables.”

“For instance,” the filing explains, “a customer may request delivery of one bunch of bananas every week and two gallons of milk every two weeks.”

Gee, where did they come up with this one?

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