Americas

Drone companies entering Wild West phase

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By Scott KirsnerGLOBE CORRESPONDENT Andrew Kehlenbeck pulls up a shirtsleeve and exposes a few linear scars on his forearm. They’re slashes from the plastic propeller of a small drone — a very modern sort of workplace injury. Kehlenbeck is cofounder and…

Ground rules needed as S.F. drone use skyrockets

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By C.W. Nevius San Francisco’s Dolores Park is known for many things: sunbathing, hipsters and weekend picnics. But lately it has a new designation — drone airport. “If you go to Dolores Park, there’s pretty much a drone overhead all the…

AdNear logging WiFi in LA

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Not the first time this has happened but the first time a company has announced it on their blog. AdNear are a location based marketing firm from Singapore. They aim to deliver adverts to you as you walk past a…

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

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By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest round of financing. North America’s largest personal drone manufacturer, 3D Robotics,…