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Apple broke a stock market record this week when it closed at 711 billion dollars on Tuesday. According to the Wall Street journal it's a first for a US company. Number two Exxon Mobile has a market cap of about 385 billion and the closest tech competitor is number four, Microsoft at 349 billion.
Don't want a drone flying around your house? A California aviation enthusiast launched a database at noflyzone.org that promises to allow people to set up no fly zones around their properties. At launch only three drone makers have agreed to honor the requests, which have no legal basis. The extent of the no-fly zone is up to each drone maker, but the sites creator is recommending it extends 500 feet. So far data is only provided to 3 manufacturers, Ehang, Hexo+ and (Unique) Yuneec. The creator hopes others will join in time, but adherence to the database is purely voluntary and the no-fly zone list isn’t legally binding.