Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team

Parrot French company Parrot has had a rough year and missed its sales expectations. That’s why the company will lay off 290 employees who were working on drones. In total, Parrot currently has 840 employees on the drone team and more than a thousand employees in total. While the company isn’t just selling drones, it represents a good chunk of the business. But it looks like other… Read More

Watch DJI unveil its latest drone right here

Rumor is DJI is about to unveil a small, foldable drone and you can watch the event right here. Whatever it turns out to be, no doubt, it will draw comparisons to the just-announced GoPro Karma. Read More

DJI’s folding drone leaks as press invites to September event roll out

dji-mavic-leak-980x420 DJI’s next drone looks like it will probably be the foldable DJI Mavic, according to new image leaks that build on a previous trademark application DJI filed for the product name. The leaked photos diverge from DJI’s existing photographic drones by employing a folding farm design, which should allow it to become nicely portable, especially when compared to its current fixed-arm… Read More

Get Ready To Register Your Drone With The FAA On December 21

DJI Phantom 3 Pro Drone The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today launched its long-expected drone registration program. Starting December 21, owners in the U.S. will have to register their drones with the government for a $5 fee (though the FAA is making registration free for the first 30 days). Those who already own drones today (or plan to buy one before the 21st) will have until February 19, 2016 to… Read More

FairFleet Connects Drone Pilots With Construction Firms And Marketers

fairfleet (2 of 4) The commercial drone market is starting to gain traction. There are some obvious markets for drone usage, including real estate marketing, media and inspections. FairFleet, a Munich, Germany-based startup that’s launching out of private beta at Disrupt London today, brings together drone pilots and businesses for exactly these kinds of use cases. Read More

Drone Maker DJI Takes Minority Stake In Iconic Swedish Camera Company Hasselblad

inspire_pro_in_flight On the heels of a $75 million investment from Accel, Chinese drone king DJI is putting some of its funding to use by making some investments of its own. The company this week announced that it would be taking a stake in Hasselblad, a camera maker from Sweden that focuses (!) on high quality equipment, often used in more challenging environments. This is a minority stake and neither… Read More

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