Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Blackbird, a Direct Flight Platform Raises New Funds
Company Blog Post

The aviation marketplace that gives its users the ability to “travel between 50 and 500 miles for less time and money than driving”, announced that it has raised $10 Million.

The funds will be used in part to help expand the team, grow its Commercial pilot program, and expand its aircraft availability.

The Series A funding round was led by New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California.

Gogo, the InFlight Internet Service Provider Moves its Entire Infrastructure to Amazon’s Cloud Service
Company Press Release

According to an Amazon press release, Gogo will use a “range of AWS services, including analytics, serverless, database, and storage to improve inflight internet and entertainment experiences for millions of passengers around the world.”

The use of AWS will enable Gogo to “double the number of airlines it can support without increasing the size of its workforce and take an idea from concept to production much faster.”

Facebook Boosts Content and Community Features
Company Press Release

The company announced at the South by Southwest conference that it’s launching more features for users to express themselves.

The social media platform will be adding new Original shows through its Facebook Watch community, and enabling users to discover new music from artists through Spotify via posts made on a user’s profile.

Facebook is also launching a new Watch Party feature that enables users to host Watch Parties, post trivia questions, and discuss live events in real time.