Hanging In Trees

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

Much the way milliseconds can mean millions to hedge funds using robotraders, a smartphone perched in a tree can be the key to getting a $15 delivery route before someone else.

Hanging In Trees

From Bloomberg:

The reason for the odd placement, according to experts and people with direct knowledge of Amazon’s operations, is to take advantage of the handsets’ proximity to the station, combined with software that constantly monitors Amazon’s dispatch network, to get a split-second jump on competing drivers.

This is a bit wild, but I totally get it. If a system exists, someone is out there trying to game it.

Header image via Bloomberg