Chances are, you’ve had an Amazon package delivered to your doorstep at some point — probably lots of Amazon packages. Sometimes, though, that’s not ideal. You might be worried about porch pirates. Maybe you’re away from home a lot and don’t want boxes sitting out in the elements. For you, there are Amazon lockers.
But those lockers, convenient as they might be, have made unexpected appearances in the most unlikely locations. CNET’s Laura Hautala looks at some of the unintended consequences, the pushback from communities and businesses, and the broader issue of Amazon’s image problems.
Her story is among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss:
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