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Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland

Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland Listening yo the radio (yes it still exists) the other day I realized that the ‘futurist’ that was being interviewed was speculating that drones would “one day be delivering food, but not any time soon”. Well, so much for that […]

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UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time

UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to U.S. residential customers for the first time UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS delivered medications to two paying customers on November 1, […]

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Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, […]

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Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company

Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company Bird, the $2.5 billion electric scooter business, is losing its chief legal and policy officer. David Estrada, who was hired last year from Kitty Hawk, is joining another mobility company, SoftBank-backed Nuro. A spokesperson for Bird tells TechCrunch Estrada is leaving the […]

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UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline

UPS gets FAA approval to operate an entire drone delivery airline UPS announced today that it is the first to receive the official nod from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate a full “drone airline,” which will allow it to expand its current small drone delivery service pilots into a country-wide […]

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Tiny UK startup takes on Google’s Wing in the race to a drone traffic control system

Tiny UK startup takes on Google’s Wing in the race to a drone traffic control system A future where drones can easily and cheaply do many useful things such as deliver packages, undertake search and rescue missions, deliver urgent medical supplies, not to mention unclogging our roads with flying taxis seems like […]

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Drones are making a difference in the world and regulatory agencies are helping

Drones are making a difference in the world and regulatory agencies are helping Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Contributor Share on Twitter Secretary Elaine L. Chao is currently the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. This is her second cabinet position. She served as U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2001-January 2009, and is the first […]

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FedEx ends express delivery contract with Amazon

FedEx ends express delivery contract with Amazon FedEx will not renew a contract with Amazon to provide express delivery for the e-commerce giant’s packages in the United States. FedEx, which made the announcement Friday, said in a statement the change would not affect other existing contracts with Amazon or international services. Amazon […]

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A first look at Amazon’s new delivery drone

A first look at Amazon’s new delivery drone For the first time, Amazon today showed off its newest fully electric delivery drone at its first re:Mars conference in Las Vegas. Chances are, it neither looks nor flies like what you’d expect from a drone. It’s an ingenious hexagonal hybrid design, though, that […]

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JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten

JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones and unmanned vehicles become a part of Rakuten’s own unmanned delivery service efforts. JD […]

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