Hivemapper announces $3 million in seed financing; releases public beta of 3D maps for drones

Hivemapper recently announced a seed round of $3 million led by Spark Capital, with additional investors that include Harrison Metal, Google Ventures, Homebrew Capital, and Founder Collective. They also publicly released beta of the Hivemapper app for Android. The Hivemapper’s 3D map application delivers a realtime, information rich experience to drone fliers. The app provides […]

Drone Registration Task Force, Day 1

The FAA’s Drone Registration Task Force met for the first time yesterday.  FAA administrator Michael Huerta opened the meeting with a prepared statement reiterating the task force’s goals and objectives, reminding the group of current regulations and processes, and setting the stage for the force to begin deliberations about a streamlined drone registration process. Dr. […]

Boston company launches spy drone that can fly indefinitely

Boston company CyPhy Works has just launched the commercial version of the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone, which can stay up in the air for however long you want it to. The military’s been using it to monitor its compounds for quite a while now, but the $22 million the company raised in […]