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Jeff Bezos Plans Rocket Launches in Florida: Weekly News

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Looking to keep on top of the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Check out our Weekly News recaps posted every Friday AM -- a quick summary designed to keep you current. 

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveiled his plans to build a rocket plant in Florida. The billionaire also announced his space startup Blue Origin will launch orbital spacecrafts from the new site by 2020.

Bezos wrote in a blog post that, “Locating vehicle assembly near our launch site eases the challenge of processing and transporting really big rockets.” Blue Origin will compete with SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, ventures founded by Elon Musk and Richard Branson, respectively.

While Amazon continues to advocate for the wider use of drone delivery in the U.S., a Finnish service has begun testing the idea. The Posti Group says the experiment will evaluate whether the unmanned crafts could make online shopping easier and faster for retailers and consumers, according to Reuters.

And Burning Man is heated over a Quiznos video mocking the festival. The Reno-Gazette Journal reports that the event organization is considering an intellectually-driven lawsuit against the sandwich chain aimed at protecting the event’s core philosophy.    

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