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2020 Drone Industry Predictions: Experts Weigh In – and Disa…

2019 was a year of change and progress for the drone industry.  What comes next – more consolidation and an industry slow down, or more exciting innovation and industry expansion?  We asked some of the industry’s leading voices for their 2020 predictions. DRONELIFE asked participants to comment on 3 important …

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PrecisionHawk Scores Another Big Round: $32 Million to Fuel …

Commercial drone company PrecisionHawk has scored another big funding round, announcing a $32 million VC investment today.  PrecisionHawk has been a major name in the drone industry for several years, evolving from the production of fixed wing aircraft to an enterprise solutions company, providing software and drone services. It was …

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New York is Putting Money on Drones for Economic Development

New York’s investment in the drone industry is paying off – and as the first segment of the state’s drone corridor receives BVLOS authority, opportunities for new businesses are expanding. The state of New York has made a major investment in economic development for the Center State region, and part …

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An Empty Mine in the Alleghany Highlands May be Pure Gold fo…

image credit: AudreyIski, cc by-sa 3.0 The Alleghany Highlands has enormous natural resources.  Gorgeous views, beautiful trails, mountains, rivers and hospitality make it the ideal place to visit.  Now, forward thinkers in the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation want to take their natural assets and put them to work for …

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Hobbyist View: Court of Public Opinion – The Ongoing Fight t…

image: Public Domain, CC0 1.0 The drone community needs to stand together to help shape legislation – and public opinion. The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. To a disturbingly large percentage of the population, the term “drone” …

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3 Technologies That Could Transform Future Drone Operations

Not that long ago, the industry was dominated by bold forecasts (and VC investment) projecting enormous adoption rates and a huge rise of the number of drones in operation. In reality, the more ambitious projects have been slower to get going than some predicted. Amazon’s Prime delivery service is still more …

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