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Any given year, the real unsung highlight of re:Mars are the dozen or so startups and researchers who show off their wares on the show floor. There are always a couple of cool projects that have somehow managed to escape our radar, thus far. Los Angeles-based Airrow jumped out with a clever product…

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Wingcopter raises another $42M ahead of ambitious Africa deployment

In mid-May, Wingcopter announced an extremely ambitious plan to deploy some 12,000 of its fixed-wing UAVs in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next half decade.

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Impossible Mining is combing the seafloor for battery metals

Impossible Mining believes it has a method to mine the depths of the ocean for polymetallic nodule rocks without harming the fragile ecosystem in the process.

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Corvus is using drones to track warehouse inventory

Boston-based Corvus Robotics is one of a handful of startups looking to leverage indoor drones to help warehouses keep track of inventory.

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Amazon starting drone deliveries in California town later this year

Amazon today announced that Lockeford, California will be “among the first” locations in U.S. getting access to the company’s burgeoning drone delivery, Prime Air. Lockeford is a small, census-designation place of about 3,500, located roughly half-an-hour from Stockton. It’s also, fittingly, the on…

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Walmart plans to expand drone delivery to six states this year

Walmart announces its plans to extend its partnership with DroneUp to include 34 sites across six states by year's end.

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DJI’s entry-level Mini 3 Pro drone arrives priced at $669

Born as the Mavic Mini, back in late-2019, the Mini hits a nice sweet spot for casual drone flyers. It’s far more capable that the Spark — which, while fun, never nailed the landing. Instead of being a super-casual selfie drone — of the variety Snap is currently attempting with Pixy &#8…

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DJI suspends sales in Ukraine and Russia

The Russia-Ukraine war is far from the first time DJI has has come under fire for policy decisions. But the Shenzhen-based drone giant is trying its best to stay away from any implication that it might be taking sides in the on-going conflict. Following calls to halt sales in Russian, the firm issu…

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Snap announces a mini drone called Pixy

Meet Pixy, Snap’s little flying companion. Pixy is a mini drone that can act as a camera sidekick when you can’t ask someone to take a video of you. It’s yellow, it’s cute and it’ll be available in the U.S. and in France for $229.99. “Today, we’re taking the power and magic of the Snap […]

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YC makes a Product Hunt, Product Hunt makes an a16z, a16z makes a YC

Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups.

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When do layoffs matter? Trick question — always

Equity is the TechCrunch podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

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