Mention robotics in agriculture and people think it’s R2D2 and C3PO going into the field. But that isn’t quite what they do. On most lettuce farms, workers weave between rows to cull extra heads of lettuce crowding out the healthiest plants. The practice, called thinning, is labor-intensive and a labor shortage has made it difficult to find workers for the … Read More
Ben Bradford at Dan McGuinness in Southaven, MS Oct 26 &27
Super excited to be going back home to Southaven to play at Dan Mcguiness again this Fri and Sat from 9pm-1am. My 25th birthday was yesterday so I’m celebrating it back home with family and friends and throwing down all night at Dan McGuinness. See y’all there.
The startup world churns out more duds than hits. Part 2
But for every hundred startups that fail, there’s a fledgling company that’s creating an original and useful product or tackling a difficult real-world problem. Planet Labs: working towards the goal of taking a high-resolution picture of the entire planet, every single day? Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that has already launched more than 70 satellites into space can monitor … Read More
The startup world churns out more duds than hits.
But for every hundred startups that fail, there’s a fledgling company that’s creating an original and useful product or tackling a difficult real-world problem. The 2014 edition of the CNN 10: Startups. Airware: a drone company that doesn’t make drones. It designs hardware, software and cloud services for commercial UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). The company sees itself in a similar … Read More
We Did The Math: Is Uber Really Cheaper Than A Taxi?
Uber has revolutionized ground transportation, with lower rates, convenient mobile phone technology and much faster pick-up times than taxi cabs. Uber has also disrupted much of the taxi industry, threatening some companies’ very existence and the livelihood of their drivers. For the past week, the writer turned his 2013 Prius into a taxicab, driving nights for uberX, the low-cost arm … Read More