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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M   —  Snap has acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, a small drone manufacturer based in Los Angeles that should give the company added muscle in its push into hardware.  —  Snap's interest in drone manufacturers has been rumored for months …
May 26, 2017, 7:10 PMIn context
Forbes:
San Francisco District Attorney sues failed camera drone maker Lily, alleging the company intentionally lied to potential customers with its viral launch video   —  On Dec. 20, Lily Robotics was up against a wall.  It was five days before Christmas, and dozens of eager customers who had spent …
Jan 14, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Wish CEO confirms $500M fundraise, says the firm's strength comes with focus on rural users, which some VCs had trouble relating to during fundraising process   —  Despite Donald Trump's winning campaign, it'd be safe to say few Silicon Valley CEOs would publicly suggest comparing their companies with the President-elect.
Dec 7, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Source: Zenefits CFO Mark Woolway and the managing director of Thiel Capital Kevin Harrington are expected to be named to Donald Trump's transition team   —  President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name two more individuals from Silicon Valley-both of whom are close to billionaire investor Peter Thiel …
Dec 7, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Behind the struggles of 3D Robotics, a once-promising US drone startup that has burned through almost $100M and laid off 150+ employees   —  On a clear March day last year, Chris Anderson led FORBES onto the outdoor deck at 3D Robotics' Berkeley, Calif. headquarters to discuss the future of flying robots.
Oct 6, 2016, 7:55 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
The genesis story of Niantic, a gaming skunkworks overlooked at Google, and Pokémon Go, which began as an April Fool's Google Maps prank   —  It's not hard to spot players of the most popular smartphone game of all time.  They have a peculiar way of carrying their devices in front …
Jul 26, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Peter Thiel Confirmed As A Speaker At Donald Trump's Republican National Convention   —  Peter Thiel will appear at the Republican National Convention, FORBES has confirmed, and will speak openly of his endorsement of Donald Trump next week.  —  A spokesperson for Thiel told FORBES …
Jul 14, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Forbes:
Behind the legal battles against Gawker involving Charles Harder, the attorney funded by Peter Thiel in the Hulk Hogan case   —  It's voting season for the Emmy Awards, which means that electioneering in the form of billboards rising into the haze dominates the Los Angeles skyline.
Jun 11, 2016, 5:35 AMIn context
Forbes:
Sources: Peter Thiel has played a lead role in bankrolling Hulk Hogan's lawsuits against Gawker Media   —  One of Silicon Valley's best-known investors has been footing a former wrestler's legal bills in lawsuits against a shared enemy.  —  Peter Thiel, a PayPal cofounder and one of the earliest backers …
May 24, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
PayPal beats expectations with Q1 net income of $452M, up from $353M last year, and net revenue of $2.54B, up 19% YoY   —  PayPal Grows Revenue 19% In Strong First Quarter  —  PayPal reported first quarter earnings for 2016 on Wednesday and continued to show growth in its core payments business.
Apr 27, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context

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