The CEO of Naspers — one of the world’s most powerful, and lowest flying, investment firms — is coming to Disrupt – gpgmail

In 2001, Naspers, a media company that launched in 1915 and later evolved into a media holding company with pay TV interests, agreed to invest $32 million for a 46.5% stake in Tencent. The China-based company had been founded just three years earlier, and, as Quartz notes in a 2014 story about the deal, Tencent […]

Volocopter raises $55M led by Volvo owner Geely, sets 3-year timeline for its flying taxi service – gpgmail

The promise of flying cars has become an idea more synonymous with the tech world’s shortcomings than its exciting potential, but today one of the startups that has been focused on actually trying to make small, airborne vehicles a reality is announcing a fundraise and says it’s on track for a commercial launch in two to […]

DIY Top Gun: Add an FT Aviator to Your Drone Flying Toolkit

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Unless you’re a veteran gamer or RC airplane pilot, controlling a drone using two joysticks probably doesn’t come naturally. Startup Fluidity is trying to address that issue with a purpose-built joystick for drone pilots. In design, it is fairly similar […]