Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

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Called UberAIR, Uber will offer short-term shareable flights to commuters as soon as 2023. One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite.

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Apple plans major US expansion including a new $1 billion campus in Austin

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by 2023. Apple has announced a major expansion that will see it open a new campus in North Austin and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles as it bids to increase its workforce in the U.S.

Uber Kicks Off Major Conference At Skirball

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Uber is also showing off its flying tax prototype at the summit -- which it hopes to launch as a real service, UberAIR, in Los Angeles and Dallas, in 2023. On-demand ride service Uber is kicking off its annual conference, UBER Elevate this morning at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, where it will feature presentations from the company, regulators, vehicle manufacturers, investors, and many others.

AeroVironment Wins $13M USAF Award

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AeroVironment said the contract is expected to run until September 28, 2023. Monrovia, California-based Aerovironment , which develops unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military market, reports that it has received a $13M contract from the United States Air Force. According to AeroVironment, the new contract award covers support of Latin America and Caribbean nations with its RQ-11B Raven drone. AeroVironment says its Raven UAS wlil be deployed by the U.S.

UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs

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The ultimate goal is to have uberAIR services commercially available in those cities by 2023. After three months of discussions, Uber Elevate has selected The University of Texas at Austin as its partner alongside the U.S.

Sabrewing Aircraft Lands $2M For Massive Cargo Drones

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Sabrewing says it hopes to have FAA certification for its first aircraft in 2023. Camarillo-based aircraft startup Sabrewing Aircraft Company , which says it is developing large, un-manned vertical take off and landing (VTOL) cargo carrying drones, said on Tuesday that it has received over $2M in a funding round. The funding came from the Drone Fund, Idaten Ventures, and others. According to the company, the lead investor on the funding was The Drone Fund, which invested $1.8M

SpaceX Plants Long Term Roots In LA

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As part of that transaction, Chambers Street said that the property is fully leased on a a net lease basis through January 2023. It looks like Hawthorne-based SpaceX is confident it will keep its headquarters in Hawthorne for quite a long time--despite setting up a commercial launch facility in Texas this week--based on details on the recent sale of the company''s leased headquarters at 1 Rocket Road in Hawthorne--to a commercial real estate investment trust.

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Clinton Global Initiative | Announcing Commitments of World Leaders

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By 2017, this initiative aims to create 30,000 new Service Year opportunities, with the goal of creating one million service opportunities annually by 2023. · Entrepreneurship and Workforce Resilience Program.

Game of Drones: Behind the Effort to Forge a New E-Commerce Frontier

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With UAS investments exceeding $89 billion by 2023, their numbers and use will keep rising. After conducting indoor tests for several months, Walmart recently asked U.S. regulators if it could test drones (a.k.a.