Op-Ed

This section contains opinions and editorials from around the world about the state of the industry, where it’s going and what it might mean. Christopher Korody posts his weekly newsletter under the sub-category Dronin’ On. Guests posts are under that menu and are also tagged.

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UK Survey Shows UAS Industry Isn’t Doing Enough

A new survey commissioned by the RAeS asked the general public a number of questions relating to the use of drones in the UK. The online survey interviewed 2,043 British adults. The...
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The Why Behind Amazon Prime

Amazon rarely explains either its near-term tactical aims or its long-term strategic vision. It values surprise. Amazon is the most obscure large company in the tech industry. It isn’t just secretive, the...
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Karma – It’s Not A Drone

"From ordinary to extraordinary, GoPro." Said CEO Nick Woodman from the stage of the long-awaited Karma launch event in Squaw Valley CA. In an incredibly tight 30 minutes, Nick Woodman introduced two cameras,...

Can The 3DR Pivot To Software Work?

“It was classic Silicon Valley hubris. 3DR was a $100 million blunder based on ineptitude.” Chief Revenue Officer Colin Guinn and CEO Chris Anderson dreamt up the 3DR Solo to challenge the...
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Drone Lobbying Heats Up on Capitol Hill

The goals of the drone hobbyists, companies and safety advocates differ... The last time Congress weighed in on rules for nonmilitary drones,in 2012, the flying machines were hardly a hit with consumers....

12 Voluntary Rules For Good Drone Citizenship

Put down the beer, avoid the dog park, and stay away from forest fires. Drones are a marvelous new consumer technology, allowing the average person to take aerial photographs, make highly accurate...