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Video: Millennial Stereotypes, Bank Hacks & Drone Deliveries

This Week In 60 Seconds looks at unfair perceptions of Millennial Generation workers, billion-dollar bank heists, and why we want drones to make deliveries.

Our weekly video wrap-up delves into a study from IBM that pokes holes in perceptions of Millennials as entitled selfie-snappers. The report says that Millennials have more in common with Gen-X and Baby Boomers than you might think. We also analyze reports of a massive hacker ring that stole a reported $1 billion from banks around the world. Last but not least, we look at consumer attitudes toward drones: A new report says we're ready for drone deliveries -- even if the FAA isn't.

You can find links to the full stories below. And don’t forget to answer our question of the week: Are you ready for drones to deliver goods to your door? Let us know in the comments section.

IBM: Stereotypes Of Millennials Are Wrong

Cyberciminals Target Bank Employees, Steal $1 Billion From Financial Institutions Worldwide

Drone Study Shows Consumers Are Ready

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3/2/2015 | 12:24:00 AM
Re: Drone Deliveries
@Brian.Dean, I think with time we gonna see it... same as with controlled helicopter toy... before it was in short supply... now it is at your local BestBuy on clerance under $12 usd... technology need time to grow - how I see it
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Brian.Dean,
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2/23/2015 | 12:31:32 AM
Drone Deliveries
In developed economies, consumers are going to accept drone deliveries because it will make the cost of purchasing an item go down.

Once, drone delivery is a common business model in developed economies, the fashion in-which drones are adopted in developing economies will be interesting to watch. In developing economies retailers follow the COD (cash on delivery) model because, a large number of the population is unbanked. These markets have a high growth potential and a low profit margin. A business that manages to cut its selling cost will be able to earn a healthy profit. However, these markets present a downside as well -- sending a $300 drone plus the value of a package, unsupervised into the market creates a potential disadvantage.
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