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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 Asks FAA Permission To Fly Drones For Delivering Packages In Under 30 Minutes

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

Twitter creates Dronie, a drone mounted camera that takes self-portraits

Twitter Reimagines The Selfie With Drone Self-Portraits At Cannes Festival

Twitter took the selfie to new heights with the premier of its drone-mounted camera “Dronie” at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Sunday.

06/16/2014

Drone Hovering

San Francisco Startup To Begin Delivering Drugs Via Drone

A San Francisco start-up is developing a drone delivery service that promises to drug store items hovering outside of addresses in the Mission District in under 15 minutes.

06/05/2014

Drone Hovering

Drone Use May Be Approved By FAA For Film, TV Purposes

Drones may be flying through the skies with FAA approval for film and television purposes.

06/04/2014

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Universities Train Next Generation Of Drone Operators As FAA Considers Their Commercial Regulation

The recent revelation that a U.S. commercial jet nearly collided with a drone is adding urgency to the need for new FAA rules governing commercial drones. Meanwhile, universities are training their next generation of operators for journalistic practice.

05/13/2014

Grounded American Airlines MD-80 aircraft sit on the tarmac April 10, 2008 at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Irving, Texas. American Airlines again canceled more than 900 flights today as part of the effort to complete inspections and repairs of faulty wiring on its MD-80 aircraft. (Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

FAA Reveals At San Francisco Conference That Jet Nearly Hit Drone In Florida

Jim Williams of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft systems office acknowledged the incident Thursday at a San Francisco drone conference, citing it as an example of the risks posed by integrating drones into U.S. airspace.

05/09/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Pesky Drones Buzz Yosemite Landmarks, Officials Say They’re Illegal

The National Park Service issued a statement Friday reminding visitors that federal regulations actually ban the use of unmanned aircraft within the park’s boundaries.

05/02/2014

Drone Hovering

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’.

04/18/2014

(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

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