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A New Drone First: Capturing a Total Solar Eclipse

1979 was the last time a total solar eclipse graced the shores of the contiguous United States. It was 38 years ago when the first Sony Walkman came out, when 63 Americans were taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, and when the first Aliens movie hit cinemas. It was a long time ago, a time before drones.

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DRONES! the podcast - Episode 09 - Cool New Drones, Kansas with AirMap, Nibbler, Solar Eclipse

Joe and Fenity are frightened and amazed by new drones and fill you in on Kansas partnering with AirMap. Plus, a little extra about the Great American Eclipse and drones!

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Get Ready for the Drone Revolution

With their ability to cut costs, labor and injury, drones have become go-to tools for commercial contractors. Now these unmanned aerial systems are invading the residential contracting market and new services are making it easier than ever to tap their potential.

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DRONES! the podcast - Episode 08 - The New Buzz in Construction

Today we are going to be talking about drones are creating a lot of buzz in the construction industry.

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Drones at Work Part 2: The New Buzz in Construction

In the last ‘Drones at Work’ article, I wrote about how drones are helping realtors increase sales by adding a new perspective to online house listings. If you haven’t read part one, then spend a few minutes to learn more about how drones are changing the real estate business. If you need a drone pilot to help your business reach new heights, then go to Up Sonder.

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DRONES! the podcast - Episode 07 - Drone Suicide, Guinness World Records, Drone Hacking

Today we are going to talk about the latest and greatest news from the world of drones! Including...drone suicide, drone swarms filming sports, and record-record breaking speed demon drones!

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Drones the Podcast Epi 06: Drones at Work—Real Estate

In this episode we will take a look at leading real estae angencies using drones and why every realitor needs one, but first... sex toys?

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Using Drones to Sell: An Interview with LAMERICA Real Estate’s Rick Albert

Drones are a useful tool for real estate agents and a growing market for drone pilots. Recently, Up Sonder’s Director of Content Joe Christian sat down with Rick Albert, a Broker Associate with the award winning agency LAMERICA Real Estate, to talk about how drones can help sell homes.

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Drones at Work Part 1: A Realtor’s Best Friend

Just think about it. Ten years ago the only way I could write about ‘drones at work’ was in Science Fiction form. Now, every single day across the country, drones are taking to the sky and changing a variety of industries, including everything from real estate to television news. In late June, the Trump administration said

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Drones the Podcast - 05: DELIVERY DRONE UPDATE

Joe and Fenity update you on the latest in drone delivery, from doughnuts to drone ports.

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Drones the Podcast - 04: SELFIE DRONES

In this episode we will explore the growing popularity of selfie drones and maybe how much we hate them.

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The Rise of the Selfie Drone

At CES 2017 you couldn’t get away from selfie drones. Everywhere you looked there was your very own aerial camera that quite literally brought narcissism to new heights.

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Drones the Podcast - 03: PRIVACY, PLEASE!

This episode will take a look at drones and privacy. It is a big issue because drones are operating in close proximity with humans.

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Drones the Podcast - 02: MILITARY DRONES

This episode we will look at some amazing swarming drone tech the military is working on and speculate about what the hell the X-37B drone actually did on its two years in space!

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The Drone Superhighway Part 4: Power and Money

This week I will go over the need for new energy solutions and how the reduced costs of drone technology will play an important role in making the drone superhighway a cost effective network.

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Drones the Podcast - Episode 1: Good Drone Bad Drone

This episode we will take a look at some recent happenings that show the good and bad in drones. It's time for good drone, bad drone!

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The Drone Superhighway Part 3: Beyond Sight and Autonomous

This week, we’ll look at a beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation, the possibility of fully autonomous drones and how Trump administration policies could be used to advance the drone superhighway. It’s a lot to cover, so let’s dig in!

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The Drone Superhighway Part 2: Law and Order

What exactly is a drone traffic management system? Like the aircraft management system currently in place for the thousands of planes that fly through US airspace every day, it’s a way to track and safely manage drone flights.

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The Drone Superhighway Part 1: It’s a Thing – A Real Thing

There is something about the sky that grabs my attention and imagination. As a kid, I loved science fiction movies with flying cars (Back to the Future!). I dreamed that one day I would be zipping through the skies in my very own flying DeLorean. Hopefully one day that dream might come true, but today when I look up at the sky I see another possibility, a drone superhighway.

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Up, Up, and Away in Real Estate

Drones are getting more and more popular. Whether it is for recreational use or for deliveries, it is here to stay and gaining traction. And because they range in prices, there is one for everyone. “Drones are making a huge impact in society, and that definitely includes real estate,” says Derek Waleko, CEO of Upsonder.com, a drone renting service.

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AV News - Up Sonder

Have you ever wanted to test out a drone before you buy one? Do you already own that’s collecting dust in your attic? Are you a certified pilot trying to get some paid gigs? Then you’re gonna want to download this new app. Up Sonder is an on-demand drone rental platform, designed to supply, hire and rent out drones and similar services online in the USA. CEO Derek Waleko founded the company when he noticed a gaping flaw in drone rental services.

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Drone rental marketplace Up Sonder goes national

Now you can rent your neighbor's drone or hire a certified pilot for one-time commercial jobs.

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Meet Up Sonder, the First Crowdsourced Drone Rental and Commercial Pilot Marketplace

Los Angeles-based startup Up Sonder is the first drone company to provide crowdsourced drone rentals and commercial pilot operations.

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KGO 810 CEO Spotlight - Derek Waleko, Up Sonder

A fascinating conversation for the "CEO Spotlight" with Derek Waleko of "UpSonder"! Find out why and how drone rentals will be the next AirBnB for consumers!

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The New Drone Marketplace – Derek Waleko, CEO of Up Sonder

Derek Waleko is CEO and co-founder of Up Sonder, the world’s first peer-to-peer on-demand marketplace dedicated exclusively to drone rentals. Providers earn extra money by renting out their drone or service, while Renters save time and money by renting from an Up Sonder member within their direct area. Up Sonder also powers its deliveries with UberRUSH, giving members access to on-demand drones. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Derek talks about Up Sonder, how drone owners and operators can make money with their drones using the system and its quest to solve world energy and drinking water challenges. Let’s pick up the interview where I asked Derek to introduce himself.

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The 10 Craziest Uses for Drones

It’s official – robots are taking over the world, or at least, the skies!

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Drone Rentals on Demand: Press a Button and Get a Drone in 30 Minutes

At Future of Everything, there are few industries we find as exciting as the drone industry. We recently published an article where we chatted with 12 drone industry experts to get a better idea of where the industry will go in 2017 and ended up getting connected with Up Sonder, a hot new drone startup out of Los Angles, California.

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On-demand drone rental marketplace Up Sonder opens for business - Drone360mag.com - January 24, 2017

Find out how it works and what else the company has planned

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Meet Up Sonder, the first on-demand drone marketplace for the commercial industry and the everyday person - Livedronenews.com - January 24, 2017

Up Sonder is ready to soar. The first peer-to-peer on-demand drone marketplace, Up Sonder is ready to help you get up and stay up, leveraging UberRUSH’s technology to deliver drones in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.

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Up Sonder: On-demand drone marketplace

Looking to make some extra cash by renting out your drone or your drone piloting services? Meet Up Sonder

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Meet Up Sonder, the first on-demand drone marketplace for the commercial industry and the everyday person

Up Sonder is ready to soar. The first peer-to-peer on-demand drone marketplace, Up Sonder is ready to help you get up and stay up, leveraging UberRUSH’s technology to deliver drones in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.

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70 Drone Companies to Watch in 2017

While it’s impossible to track each and every drone company in such a fast-moving industry, we’ve done our best to highlight the biggest players and to give you a sense of who is doing what in the drone industry.

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Commercial Drones As A Service (DAAS) Taking Off

(DAAS) Taking Off

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Drone marketplace Up Sonder wraps up successful 2016

Successful 2016 with big win at International Drone Expo

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After a win at a recent drone conference, this startup's ready to open its marketplace

Up Sonder announced that it will launch its marketplace to the public in January. People in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago

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Drone marketplace Up Sonder wraps up successful 2016

LOS ANGELES — Up Sonder, the world’s first on-demand drone marketplace, wrapped up an exciting 2016 with a huge win at the recent International Drone Expo (IDE). The company was one of three chosen to receive $100,000 in funding from Singh Ventures as part of IDE Drone Pitchfest Competition 2016.

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Drone marketplace Up Sonder wraps up successful 2016 with big win at International Drone Expo

LOS ANGELES — Up Sonder, the world’s first on-demand drone marketplace, wrapped up an exciting 2016 with a huge win at the recent International Drone Expo (IDE). The company was one of three chosen to receive $100,000 in funding from Singh Ventures as part of IDE Drone Pitchfest Competition 2016 .

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Sky's the Limit: 8 Big Ideas for the Future of Drones

We’ve all heard about camera-equipped drones being used to take photos of weddings, capture aerial footage for real estate ads, and even sneak peeks of Game of Thrones film sets in an effort to drum up some spoilers.

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Commercial Drones FM Interview - How to Monetize Your Drone in 30 Minutes with Derek Waleko

Derek Waleko, CEO of Up Sonder, joins Ian to explain how they use the Uber Rush API to enable this drone rental marketplace so you can safely monetize your drone.

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Don't Let The Hurdles Get In The Way

Derek Waleko is the co-founder and CEO of Up Sonder — the number one drone rental platform to provide, hire, and rent drones and related services online — along with his partners Isaac Nabors (COO) and Keith Smith (CTO). The platform has launched in San Francisco, Chicago and New York and is aimed at being the ultimate destination for anyone needing a drone, as well as a handy way for drone owners to make some extra cash.

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Up Sonder Starts Drone Rental Service

A startup called Up Sonder hopes to change the world, one drone rental at a time. This peer-to-peer drone marketplace allows drone owners to list their drones and drone services for rent by those looking to fly.

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Turn Your Drone Into A Moneymaker

The sharing economy expands to include commercial and consumer drones

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The sharing economy expands to include commercial and consumer drones

A startup called Up Sonder hopes to change the world, one drone rental at a time. This peer-to-peer drone marketplace allows drone owners to list their drones and drone services for rent by those looking to fly.

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Uber offers other companies a ride on its app

Up Sonder uses UberRush to deliver rental drones on demand.

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9 Tools to Help You Work Remotely

The office is dead, and I don’t mean Michael Scott.

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Uber's delivery service just went mainstream

Now, any company can hire Uber as an on-demand courier in SF, Chicago and NYC.

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