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Zipline has been delivering medical supplies in Rwanda since 2016 and is getting ready to go to work in the U.S. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Drone Delivery Start-Up Zipline Beats Amazon, UPS And FedEx To The Punch | CNBC
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Alh. Abdul (2 months ago)
Hmmm. Technology.
Chansai Commerce17 (3 months ago)
Chansai Commerce17 (3 months ago)
joe jr (4 months ago)
Finally drones saving lives thanks to Africa.
Doom30025 (5 months ago)
Why am I not surprised that even in a black nation whity still making new sht. Cmon brathas!
C S (2 months ago)
Doom30025 they have vibranium, we have electricity
Nikhil Srivatsa (6 months ago)
Here you have White people saving lives in Africa, only for it's population bro explode and subsequently migrate to the US and Europe in the millions and later moan and whine about the very people who made their existence possible.
Homer Young (2 months ago)
Who made their existence possible , someone needs history lesson Zulu ring a bell the colonization of the southern tip of Africa sound familiar..
Patrick M. (3 months ago)
The white people who save lives aren't the kind that causes others to moan and whine. They are the ones who fight for social justice, they're not against immigration, they don't care about skin color as much as you do. Those are my brothers and your enemies.
Yawovi E. (7 months ago)
This won’t work in America. Trump voters would shoot the drones down.
slverfox94379 (2 months ago)
What does voting for Trump have to do with drones?
Greg Smith (9 months ago)
Can someone tell me, Why do the hospitals in the areas being delivered to not just stock the supplies there for themselves?
Emmanuel Nshuti (1 month ago)
+veryorignalname Rwanda is by no means a war zone. do some research please thank you
P . (2 months ago)
Because blood has a low shelf life, stockpiling it is pretty expensive, and rwanda has roads, but many of them are made of dirt and can be blocked in their rain season.
veryorignalname (2 months ago)
The area is a warzone and dirt roads. Drones are faster
Marian Keller (8 months ago)
The shelf life of a blood conserve is only about six weeks, and the needed amount per hospital can vary quite a bit.
mboiko (11 months ago)
Many companies are now looking at rushing into this area..but they must first eliminate the RC Flying hobbyists that have been safely flying RC aircraft for 50+ years. Bottom line they want their airspace (under 400 feet) to make a profit. Right now commercial drone companies and their lobbyists are attempting to repeal FAA (in the US) laws that legally allow hobbyists to fl in their own allocated airspace. It's basically a power grab for profit and the hobbyists and the Model Flying public is in the way.
Anon Inconnu (7 months ago)
I don't see why we can't deconflict that airspace just like private pilots can fly in the same airspace as commercial flights
Roger Miller (8 months ago)
I am hobbyists flier. I really hope this doesn't happen.
cool70200 (1 year ago)
Very nice concept. However there would be couple of issues to deal with in areas with large population density.
552mustang (1 year ago)
cool70200 LOL Ya think? Being dive-bombed by drones dropping packages like guided missles? :-P
JUSTINventory (1 year ago)
I guess the real question is where you could invest in this company before it gets bought by AMZ.
Doom30025 (5 months ago)
Actually japan buys everything technological since they can't make it themselves XD
Enony Muz (1 year ago)
Should I invest now on this company?
Habib J (2 months ago)
I think 50:50... but you have to consider it :)
Josh ? (7 months ago)
It's hard to say, I think this will only be good for smaller stores Amazon and Walmart and so on will have their own systems
Jose Jimenez (1 year ago)
If it’s beating amazon which is a giant in package delivery I think it deserves a dollar or two haha all kidding aside I think it’s worthy of investing.
fauxbro1983 (1 year ago)
Airell Rahman nah
HEROVILLE VLOGS (1 year ago)