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April Glaser / Recode:
Federal court says that FAA drone registration rules violated the law; users do not have to register non-commercial drones anymore   —  Surprisingly, the drone industry isn't thrilled.  —  If you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register your drone …
May 19, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
Parrot forms “prosumer” drone division and unveils 3 new drones, to better compete with DJI and others in $500-$1K range, following downsizing earlier this year   —  With three new drones.  —  French drone maker Parrot is starting a new division to bridge the gap between …
May 8, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
Virginia becomes first state to legalize autonomous delivery robots on sidewalks, starting July 1; bots must not exceed 10 mph or weigh over 50 pounds   —  Idaho and Florida may be next.  —  Virginia has made robotics history.  The commonwealth is the first state to pass legislation allowing delivery robots …
Mar 2, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Recode:
Alphabet reduces the number of balloons needed to test Loon from 200-400 to 10-30 using AI and an improved system for altitude control and navigation   —  The Loon project says these advancements shorten their timeline for deployment.  —  Loon, the balloon project that aims to deliver internet …
Feb 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
French drone maker Parrot is laying off a third of its drone division, about 290 staff, after a poor performance in Q4 led to missed 2016 sales estimates   —  It's not easy to compete with DJI.  —  Drone makers are having a tough time competing with China's DJI.
Jan 10, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
7-Eleven touts first regular commercial drone delivery service in US via partnership with Flirtey, says 77 deliveries have been made from store in Reno, Nevada   —  The convenience store chain has partnered with drone maker Flirtey for the ongoing trial.  —  7-Eleven, the world's largest …
Dec 20, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
FAA says it licensed about 23K people to be commercial drone pilots between August 31 and December 9   —  That's over 300 new drone pilot certifications a day.  —  Since the Federal Aviation Administration clarified the rules for commercial versus recreational drone flying at the end of August …
Dec 19, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
The departure of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler likely signals the end of net neutrality, as Donald Trump has publicly opposed the rules   —  The FCC will now have a Republican majority.  —  U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler announced this morning that he will leave …
Dec 15, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
Uber debuts self-driving cars in San Francisco, each staffed with a backup driver and a data collector; a ride in a self-driving Volvo costs same as an Uber X   —  With drivers behind the wheels.  —  Uber is bringing its self-driving technology to San Francisco.
Dec 14, 2016, 6:05 AMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
On Friday, the Senate failed to reconfirm Democratic pro-net neutrality FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, portending new Trump era leadership and agenda   —  The Senate failed to reconfirm one of net neutrality's top advocates at the FCC.  —  Setting the stage for new leadership …
Dec 12, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context

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