Amazon’s Prime Air fleet will grow to about 200 planes — up from 42 now — in the next seven or eight years, creating an air cargo service that could rival United Parcel Service Inc., according to a study.
Beijing is accelerating its bid for global leadership in key technologies, planning to pump more than a trillion dollars into the economy through the rollout of everything from wireless networks to artificial intelligence.
The Trump administration plans to pump millions of dollars into producing more medications in the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic heightens longstanding concerns about the fragility of the global drug supply chain.
FedEx and Microsoft are teaming up to provide commercial shipping customers with early warnings of delays from weather, traffic and other mishaps, giving the courier and the software maker another weapon as each competes with Amazon.
Decomposing garbage in landfills produces about 5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries have banned organic waste from them, so finding an alternative use for decomposing garbage is a business that’s becoming increasingly attractive.