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$98 billion expected for military drone market | National Defense Magazine

A major expansion in global spending on unmanned aerial vehicles is expected for the next decade as militaries invest about 98$ billion to seek new intelligence and strike capabilities. Steve Zaloga, a senior analyst of a recent study released by the Teal Group, believes the U.S. will lead with UAV R&D spending in the next ten years. With drone capabilities ... Read More »

10 vendors to check out at SHOT Show 2020 | PoliceOne

The largest show for outdoor gear, hunting, and shooting is taking place in Las Vegas from January 21st to the 24th. SHOT Show 2020 reveals gear and equipment for professionals and enthusiasts alike, with the opening event being Industry Day at the Range. PoliceOne has devised a list of vendors and hardware no one should pass by at the event. ... Read More »

Why Visa is buying fintech startup Plaid for $5.3 Billion | Forbes

Plaid, a startup that connects payment apps, such as Square Cash and Venmo to bank accounts, will be acquired by Visa for $5.3 billion. The eight-year-old company raised funding at a $2.65 billion valuation a year ago. Furthermore, it expanded beyond the U.S. to the U.K., France, Spain and Ireland, doubling its number of customers to reach 2,600. Visa is ... Read More »

U.S. urges Apple to unlock air base shooter’s phone | BBC

After three sailors were killed and eight more wounded by a Saudi Air Force lieutenant on Naval Air Station Pensacola, the investigators are calling for Apple to unlock his two phones. Calling the mass shooting an act of terrorism, the FBI and attorneys are stressing the importance of needing to know who he was communicating with, and if there is ... Read More »

The best-paying job of 2020 pays $267,020—here are the other 24 | CNBC

U.S. News & World Report has stated that the healthcare center still has the highest paying jobs. The top paid career in the U.S. is an anesthesiologist, making an average of $267,020 per year. These high-paying healthcare professions come with an average of $250,000 at public universities and $330,180 at private universities for four years of medical school. The next ... Read More »

Cadillac, Amazon showcase cloud-based car shopping concept at CES | Marketing Dive

Cadillac, Amazon Vehicles, AWS, and ZeroLight have created a new concept targeting the way we purchase vehicles. Using ads to direct customers to the proper website, they will be able to customize their vehicle with different options such as color, wheels, and interiors. After finishing their dream car, a local Cadillac dealer will reach out to them for a test drive ... Read More »

What will happen in the 2020s | Fred Wilson, AVC

“People overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade,” says Fred Wilson, attributing the quote to Bill Gates, as he looks forward to the decade that is upon us. Offering 10 predictions of what we could expect from the 20’s, he says, “It is impossible to be right about all of this. But ... Read More »

A highly subjective list of some of this year’s notable young startups | Tech Crunch

Connie Loizos has compiled a list of some of the most prominent startups from this past year, and how they impacted society. Number one on the list is based out of Durham, NC and is known as Xilis. Placing them at the number one spot comes from the medical technology being developed that enables cancer cure methods to be tested ... Read More »

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020 to highlight U.S. Air Force Special Operations | Aviation Pros

Airmen in Special Operations careers often have specialized training in different fields such as scuba diving, parachuting, and motorcycling. These airmen and versatile aircrafts, such as the C-130, will be recognized in 2020 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The nation’s largest airshow will take place at the airport in Oshkosh and feature talented pilots and other members working to put on ... Read More »

Why digital health has been such as disappointment, and how to change that | CNBC

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Over $30 billion has been used for digital health since 2011 but has yielded minimal results. Despite supposedly being a driving force in health care, digital health care companies are often just as expensive (if not more so) than others and aren’t being utilized. Most of this is caused by an effective strategy yet to be utilized and no true ... Read More »