Christina Cardoza

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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: Updates

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: Releases, Updates

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: Releases

What’s to come for 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

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

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

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

Is GoPro plummeting out of the drone market?

GoPro had high hopes for entering the drone market, but it seems those hopes (much like its drones) are beginning to crash and burn. Okay, so while its drones didn’t exactly crash and burn... they did crash.

Dec 19, 2016 4:25:29 PM

Amazon makes first drone delivery

Amazon has announced it made its first fully autonomous Prime Air delivery last week. Prime Air is the company’s drone delivery initiative. While the company has faced drone delivery limitations in the U.S., that hasn’t stopped them from making leeway in other parts of the world.

Dec 14, 2016 10:48:03 AM

AirMap unveils drone security program

AirMap wants to lay out the foundation for drones to be implemented safely and securely into the national airspace. The company announced Drone ID, a digital identity certificate for drones. Drone ID was developed in collaboration with DigiCert, a security solutions provider.

Dec 13, 2016 2:54:55 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships