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Battle In Berkeley To Make The City A ‘No Drone Zone’

A battle over drones is taking place in the city of Berkeley. One side wants them overhead, the other side wants to declare the city a ‘no drone zone’.

24 hours ago

(Titan Aerospace)

Google Expands Into Drones, Buying Titan Aerospace

Google has purchased New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace, a manufacture of high-altitude solar-powered drones, adding to its arsenal of machines.

04/14/2014

A Solara 50 unmanned atmospheric satellite. (Titan Aerospace)

Facebook Seeking To Acquire Drone-Maker To Provide Worldwide Internet Access

Facebook is in talks to purchase an aerospace firm that makes solar-powered drones as part of the company’s strategy to bring Internet access to areas of the world that lack connectivity, according to a published report.

03/04/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Los Gatos-Based Netflix Takes Jab At Amazon With Exploding Drone Delivery Ad

Video provider Netflix recently had a little fun at the expense of rival Amazon.com with a mock commercial for drone-powered DVD home delivery service.

02/25/2014

A drone takes images of a home for sale in Alamo. (CBS)

Bay Area Realtors Now Using Drones To Market High-End Properties

On Monday, a house in the East Bay town of Alamo was being prepped to go on the market for nearly $1.5 million. To really showcase the home and its view of Mt Diablo, the realtors brought in a drone.

02/04/2014

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Google Looks At Building Fleet Of Robots

After Amazon announced they’re working on drone delivery service, there are reports Google may be working on creating a fleet of robots.

12/04/2013

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Amazon Sees Delivery Drones As Future

Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less – via self-guided drone.

12/02/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco, California, on November 25, 2013. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Greeted By Protests At SF JAZZ Center After Chinatown Speech

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the SF JAZZ Center to greet President Obama for his arrival to see a performance after a speech in SF’s Chinatown.

11/25/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Firefighters Launch Drone To Battle Rim Fire Near Yosemite

Firefighters battling the giant wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal Wednesday to give them almost immediate views of any portion of the flames.

08/28/2013

Police drone. (CBS)

Law Enforcement Officials Make Pitch For Drone Use In Sacramento

California’s State Legislature is taking a closer look at the use of drones with a Tuesday morning hearing in Sacramento.

08/06/2013

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