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Measure to expand its drone-as-a-service offering with new funding

Drone-as-a-service company Measure wants to expand its drone service to enterprise customers. The company announced a US$15 million series B round of funding. The funding will be used to help Measure acquire, process and deliver actionable aerial data.

Jan 17, 2017 3:32:42 PM

Topics: Measure

Kespry gets new CEO to grow its industrial drone business

Kespry, an artificial intelligence platform provider, is restructuring its leadership in order to widen its mark on the industrial drone industry. The company announced George Mathew will be taking the reins from Paul Doersch as CEO and chairman. Doersch will remain a shareholder of the company.

Jan 12, 2017 10:38:24 AM

Topics: Kespry

Lily Robotics brings its drone to an end

Make no mistake: The emerging drone industry is a competitive one, and it will take the lives of many businesses on its path to widespread adoption. Lily Robotics is the latest casualty in the industry. Lily’s cofounders Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow announced plans to wind down the company and refund its customers.

Jan 12, 2017 10:23:06 AM

Topics: Lily Robotics

Parrot to lay off a portion of its drone staff

Parrot has made a name for itself in the drone industry, but it needs to do more if it wants to keep up with the market. The company just released its fourth quarter 2016 report, which showed a drop in revenue. According to the report, the company had revenues of €85 million, below its target of €100 million.

Jan 10, 2017 3:08:44 PM

Topics: Parrot

Yuneec expands its commercial drone offerings

Yuneec is starting the year off with a bigger focus on its commercial drone offerings. The company announced the H520: a new six-rotor drone designed for commercial applications. The H520 is designed to fly longer and hold a greater payload while still ensuring precision and safety.

Jan 5, 2017 10:32:01 AM

Topics: Yuneec

GoPro’s Karma to relaunch this year

GoPro aims to make a comeback with its Karma drone this year. The drone was taken off the market last year due to performance issues. After a series of improvements and testing, the company is ready to bring it back to the market.

Jan 5, 2017 10:17:07 AM

Topics: GoPro

What’s to come of the drone industry in 2017

The drone industry is still in its early stages, but it is rapidly growing and evolving every year. In 2015, we saw the birth of new hardware and equipment. In 2016, we saw a focus more on what the drone can do with the data it collects rather than on just the drone. 2016 also saw the finalization of Part 107, allowing small drones to be used for commercial use. Now we are in a new year, with a new President taking office—it is going to be an interesting year for drones.

Jan 4, 2017 1:48:22 PM

Topics: Rule 107

The weirdest drone usages of 2016

As the drone industry has emerged, so have new business opportunities. Photography, videography, real estate, journalism, search and rescue, and even insurance companies have taken hold of the new technology, while others have been a little bit more creative with their use of drones. 

Dec 29, 2016 10:14:35 AM

Topics: drone usages

Amazon aims to protect drones with new patent

Amazon is taking precautions when it comes to their drones in the sky. The company was awarded a patent to thwart against unwarranted hack attacks and being shot down from the sky.

Dec 28, 2016 1:56:08 PM

Topics: Drones

Flirtey begins 7-Eleven drone deliveries

7-Eleven’s dream of delivering its goods via drones are becoming a reality with the help of drone delivery service Flirtey. Flirtey has announced it’s already made 77 autonomous drone delivers to 7-Eleven customers in the U.S.

Dec 20, 2016 4:11:51 PM

Topics: drone delivery