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Firefly will light up the moon with $93M lunar lander contract from NASA

NASA has awarded Firefly Aerospace a $93.3 million contract to take a lunar lander module loaded with experiments to the surface of the moon. While the company will not be performing the launch itself

Rideshare and taxi ad startup Firefly acquires Strong Outdoor’s out-of-home ad business

Firefly is expanding its ad business in New York City by acquiring the out-of-home business of Strong Outdoor, as well as by becoming the advertising partner for fleet operator Sally. Firefly launched

Firefly Aerospace signs customer Spaceflight for Alpha rocket launch in 2021

Firefly Aerospace has signed an agreement with Spaceflight Inc. that provides Spaceflight with the majority of the payload capacity aboard a Firefly launch vehicle scheduled to take off from Vandenber

Waymo’s UX challenge is getting people to enjoy the ride

Google has been working on autonomous vehicles — one of the biggest challenges in AI — for more than a decade, but it’s learning that the hardest part might just be getting people to enjoy t

Small rocket launch startup Firefly teams up with Aerojet Rocketdyne

In a perfect example of a small, new space startup teaming up with a legacy industry heavyweight with plenty of experience, Firefly is teaming up with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Firefly Aerospace was founded

How Lime, Scoot, JUMP and Spin plan to deploy adaptive scooters

As part of San Francisco’s program to operate shared electric scooters in the city, it’s requiring providers to pilot adaptive scooters to ensure people with disabilities are not left out

Firefly raises $30M to bring more ads to Ubers, Lyfts and taxis

Firefly, a startup that allows ride-hail drivers to make money from advertising, has raised $30 million in Series A funding. The company is about to launch in New York City, where it’s also acqu

Investors just gave NFX $275 million more to fund seed-stage startups focused on ‘network effects’

It’s the worst kept secret in the world of startup funding. Series A rounds today are the equivalent of what used to be called Series B rounds. The checks are bigger, but so are the expectations

Rideshare advertising startup Firefly launches with $21.5M in funding

Firefly, a startup that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising, is officially launching today. It’s also announced that it has raised $21.5 million in seed funding. T

Bye-bye, Firefly: Waymo retires its autonomous prototype vehicle

If you were holding out for one of those super-cute autonomous pods from Google's early days of researching self-driving vehicles, I have bad news. The autonomous division of the company (Waymo) annou

The Firefly 2 offers a smooth, cool draw for your vaping pleasure

It’s getting nigh on Holiday Season and how better to celebrate the old Yule log than with a nice herbal vaporizer. The Firefly 2 is a very clever and very well-built convection vape that create

Three Ways For Retailers To Survive The Amazon Fire Crusade

On July 25 Amazon began shipping its Fire phone, which includes Firefly, software that instantly recognizes products you can directly purchase on Amazon. Hot on the heels of this announcement was the

Amazon’s Fire Phone Introduces Firefly, A Feature That Lets You Identify (And Buy!) Things You See In The Real World

With the debut of the Amazon Fire Phone this afternoon, the company introduced a new feature called Firefly, which is largely designed to let you identify -- and then, of course, buy -- things you see

Pegasystems Acquires Co-Browsing Tool Firefly, The First Investment By First Round’s Dorm Room Fund

Pegasystems, a publicly traded Cambridge, Mass.-based company with 2,700 employees, just acquired co-browsing tool Firefly. They were a two-person startup built by recent University of Pennsylvania gr

Someone Involved With Apple’s New Programming Language Swift Must Be A Firefly Fan

Here's a little factoid that has pretty much nothing to do with the broader significance of <a href="https://future.techcrunch.com/2014/06/02/apple-launches-swift-a-new-programming-language-for-writin

Firefly, Which Handles Co-Browsing The Web For Customer Support, Partners With Olark

Firefly, which took funding from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, is partnering with YC-backed Olark to give customer support specialists the ability to co-browse the web with clients that

Firefly: Screen Sharing For Customer Service And Competition To Salesforce.com’s GoInstant

<a target="_blank" href="http://salesforce.com">Salesforce.com</a> <a href="https://future.techcrunch.com/2012/07/09/salesforce-com-reported-to-buy-goinstant-for-70-million/">acquired</a> <a target="_

Firefly Reruns Returning To Basic Cable

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Intimidation-firefly-543784_500_400.jpg">By a show of hands, who here believes Firefly is the best show ever created? Everyone? Good. We

So Now Facebook Has Check-Ins — What About Twitter?

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-210634" title="1" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/18.png" alt="" />At an event on Wednesday, Facebook unveiled Places, their new location

The Firefly intro re-imaged as an '80s-era show

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/firefly.png">Yeah, this is probably the best thing you'll see on the Internet today -- maybe this weekend. It's that good. You'll appreci
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