Christina Cardoza

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Yuneec updates commercial drone offering

Yuneec has announced updates to its commercial drone platform H920, making it the H920 Plus. According to the company, the updates are designed to give field service providers and cinematographers even more aerial and ground content precision.

Feb 1, 2017 4:22:02 PM

Topics: Updates

The Karma is officially back

After a few performance issues, a recall and months of being off the market, GoPro is trying to make a comeback with its drone, Karma. The company announced the Karma is now back on the market. Karma is compact, foldable, and designed to provide stable footage to users on the go.

Feb 1, 2017 3:29:41 PM

Topics: Releases

PrecisionHawk gets new CEO to lead its commercial drone initiative

PrecisionHawk is bringing on a new CEO in an effort to expand and accelerate its growth in the commercial drone industry. Michael Chasen, former CEO of the education technology platform provider Blackboard and CEO of the geo-location company SocialRadar, will be joining PrecisionHawk as their new CEO.

Jan 31, 2017 3:44:22 PM

Topics: Updates

Develop your own drone with Legos

Kitables, a do-it-yourself project kit provider, wants to bring more fun to the drone industry. The company announced a new Kickstarter for a mini Lego drone kit, which includes everything needed to build your very own remote-controlled drone.

Jan 26, 2017 10:57:14 AM

How a drone detection company is helping the drone industry

Swiss Police deploying DroneShield’s DroneGun at this year World Economic Forum in Davos

The commercial drone industry has the potential to revolutionize the way people live and work. However, as drones advance and the technology gains more interest, there are some who will misuse and abuse these unmanned systems.

Jan 25, 2017 4:47:19 PM

Iris Automation to advance autonomous industrial drones

Drone technology startup Iris Automation is looking to expand and improve its advanced collision-avoidance system for industrial drones with a new round of funding. The company announced it has raised US$1.5 million to commercialize its sense-and-avoid system, and to enable drones to fly autonomously.

Jan 19, 2017 9:43:24 AM

Topics: Inspection, Control Systems

FAA fines SkyPan for violation of UAS regulations

SkyPan, an aerial photography company, is going to have to pay a hefty fine for violating the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone rules. The FAA announced it reached a settlement in which SkyPan will pay a US$200,000 civil penalty.

Jan 18, 2017 4:03:28 PM

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: Startups and Partnerships

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: Construction, Updates

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