On Dec. 1, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes” that the company is in the R&D stage of developing a drone delivery system called Amazon PrimeAir. The drones would theoretically deliver packages of up to 5 pounds directly to people’s doorsteps in as little as 30 minutes after purchase.
Grassroots organizers were able to collect the 100,000 signatures required to force a referendum on the proposed initiative. The move is the latest by Swiss grassroots activists who are pushing for reforms following the European financial crisis.
Activists dumped 8-million 5-cent coins on Oct. 4— one coin for each person living in Switzerland— in the center of the Federal Square outside of Switzerland’s parliament in Berne.