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Dedrone raises $10 million to detect aerial intruders

As civilian drones become more affordable, sophisticated and common around the world, a company called Dedrone Inc. has raised $10 million in venture funding for systems that monitor the skies and tell people when drones have entered their airspace. Menlo Ventures led the Series A investment in Dedrone bringing the company’s total capital raised to date…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/17/dedrone-raises-10-million-to-detect-aerial-intruders/?ncid=rss

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The drone race is on

We’ve seen an increase in drone investments on a huge scale, many new entrants into the field, and more mainstream companies getting into the marketplace. So, no, drones are not a fad, they’re here for good and here are a few examples of why this trend is here to stay. Read More

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/14/1319663/?ncid=rss

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SeaDrone simplifies underwater exploration and inspection

It’s the year, or perhaps the decade, of the drone, and the popular craft are only getting cheaper, better, and easier to control — but why should drones be limited to the air? The SeaDrone, demonstrated on-stage at Disrupt NY today, brings the benefits and simplicity of multi-rotor airborne drones to underwater applications. Read More

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/10/seadrone-simplifies-underwater-exploration-and-inspection/?ncid=rss

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Intel Acquires German Drone Startup Ascending Technologies

Intel has made yet another hardware acquisition to build up its business of integrating its processors and RealSense imaging technology into the next wave of connected devices beyond PCs. Today the company announced it has purchased Ascending Technologies, a Germany-based startup that makes small drones and the software used to fly them. Financial terms of the deal have not […]

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/04/intel-acquires-drone-startup-ascending-technologies/

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FAA Announces Drone Owners Must Register by February 19

The agency expects hundreds of thousands of new units to be purchased during the holidays.

http://recode.net/2015/12/14/faa-announces-drone-owners-must-register-by-february-19/

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Tokyo Police Unveil Net-Wielding Interceptor Drone

Using a net means no dropped drones.

http://recode.net/2015/12/11/tokyo-police-unveil-net-wielding-interceptor-drone/

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Coming Soon: Drones That Can See in the Dark

Drone maker DJI is partnering with Flir, a leading maker of thermal image sensors.

http://recode.net/2015/12/10/coming-soon-drones-that-can-see-in-the-dark/

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This Experimental Retail Startup Wants to Be the Apple Store for Futuristic Gizmos

Ex-Nesters launch a physical home for newfangled things.

http://recode.net/2015/12/09/this-experimental-retail-startup-wants-to-be-the-apple-store-for-futuristic-gizmos/

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Qualcomm Looks to Enter Drone Market Before It Takes Off

With smartphone market growth slowing, Qualcomm is looking for new places to sell its processors. Enter the drones.

http://recode.net/2015/08/20/qualcomm-looks-to-enter-drone-market-before-it-takes-off/