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Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech

Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech The venture community has been fixated on travel and hospitality since the dot-com era and early-2000s, when mainstays like Kayak and Airbnb were still Silicon Valley darlings. As the multi-trillion-dollar global travel and hospitality market continues to grow, VCs are still foaming at the […]

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NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test

NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test NASA is keeping things moving with its X-59 program – the one where it’s developing a modern supersonic aircraft that proves the viability of lessening the traditional supersonic ‘boom’ to a mere supersonic ‘thump,’ in order to show that supersonic […]

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Reaction Engines’ Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aerospace boom

Reaction Engines’ Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aerospace boom Imagine a hypersonic passenger aircraft that would cut the journey time between London and New York to around two hours. At Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, the aircraft would complete a trip across the Atlantic in around 120 minutes. […]

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Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I profiled an e-commerce startup Part & Parcel. Before that, […]

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How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat Two years […]

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Why eVTOLs could be providing regional air service sooner than you think

Why eVTOLs could be providing regional air service sooner than you think At Uber’s Elevate summit in Washington, DC earlier this month, researchers, industry leaders and engineers gathered to celebrate the approaching advent of on-demand air service. For Dr. Anita Sengupta, co-founder and Chief Product Office at Detroit’s Airspace Experience Technologies (abbreviated ASX), it was […]

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American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet

American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of over 700 aircraft (that is, the Boing 737s and Airbus A319 and 320 that typically fly the company’s […]

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KLM Airlines wants to help build a more efficient jet with in-wing seating

KLM Airlines wants to help build a more efficient jet with in-wing seating Air travel accounts for a significant chunk of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, and the amount of air travel has risen steadily over the past few decades, with emissions from aviation predicted to grow significantly through 2020 and beyond. Electric passenger […]

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Flight-hailing startup Blackbird raises $10 million to replace driving with flying

Flight-hailing startup Blackbird raises million to replace driving with flying The origin story of Blackbird, a startup that links travelers to planes and commercial pilots through an app, didn’t begin with air travel. It was prompted by car sickness. Blackbird CEO and founder Rudd Davis, who was getting his pilot’s license at the time, asked […]

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Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus

Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus Lilium, the developer of a new, electric, vertical take-off and landing vehicle for a novel flying taxi service, has poached some pretty big former executives from Airbus and Audi as it builds out its technology and gets ready to bring its service to market. […]

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