Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or “drones,” are capturing the imagination of the general public and businesses alike. Not only are drones a fun hobby, offering the opportunity to capture pictures and videos from angles never before possible, but drones are being considered for business applications as varied as package delivery, monitoring of equipment and infrastructure, to innovative news reporting.
WiTricity magnetic resonance technology provides an ideal solution for wireless charging of drones, as well as an interesting application for delivery of wireless charging using drones. Check out this video to see how “wireless power takes flight!”
Paydiant, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, announced today hat it has been selected by the SUBWAY® restaurant chain, the world’s largest restaurant brand, to power a variety of mobile wallet capabilities, including mobile payment, in the upcoming release of the chain’s new mobile application. The solution will begin rolling out to stores later this year.
“Paydiant offers the mobile platform that makes the most sense for our franchisees and our customers,” said Carman Wenkoff, Chief Information Officer for the SUBWAY® restaurant chain. “Their mobile capabilities will be a key factor towards providing our customers with innovative services and an exceptional experience.”
Glanola, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, was featured in a recent Boston Globe article entitled "Beer line cleaning system hopes to tap into US market".
The article discusses the disappointment customers experienced when craft-brewed drafts are served at establishments with unclean service lines, and how local entrepreneur David Buckley met Glanola inventor Greg Moore and invested in the technology.