Analysis of 5,000+ Amazon patents

Patents do not always evolve into specific businesses and processes. However, a Reuters analysis of more than 5,000 patents granted to Amazon from December 2016 through May 2019 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) indicates at least 210 of those patents cover transportation-related topics from drones to automated ground vehicles. The auto-related patent push outpaced tech rivals Apple and Alphabet’s Google, whose sister company Waymo is a self-driving pioneer. Continue reading

Phasing out print books

The world’s largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources “digital first” according to a report by the BBC.

Pearson said students would only be able to rent physical textbooks from now on, and they would be updated much less frequently. The firm hopes the move will make more students buy its e-textbooks which are updated continually. Continue reading