Quick Bytes – 11 Aug: Volcopter’s $30 Million VC Funding Deal and More

Aug 11, 2017 | Quick Bytes

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Flying Taxi Maker Raises $30 Million


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Volocopter, a German developer of autonomous, electric-powered flying taxis, has raised nearly $30 million in new VC funding from investors like Daimler.

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Daimler’s participation gives some added legitimacy to the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) market, which already had gained the attention of companies like Uber and Volvo (maybe). And while it may all still sound like a Jetsons fever dream, Volocopter is promising demonstrations in Dubai by year-end. Read the Full Article Here


Omega Ophthalmics: Eye Implant Platform with Power of Continuous AR


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Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.

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It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a new thing. Implanted lenses are commonly used as a solve for cataracts and other degenerative diseases mostly affecting senior citizens; about 3.6 million patients in the U.S. get some sort of procedure for the disease every year. Read the Full Article Here


The End of Typing


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The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice. The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one.

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The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one. Read the Full Article Here


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