Elon Musk’s Boring Co. machine revealed, SpaceX launches top-secret satellite for National Reconnaissance Office, and mobile-phone tracking startup Sense360 raises $7 million.

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Machine Revealed in Picture

Elon Musk’s budding tunneling company, Boring Co., showed signs of progress on Thursday as an employee posted an image of what appears to be the company’s first boring machine, reports the Business Journal. The company began work in January on SpaceX’s Hawthorne campus, digging a large pit to experiment with different boring methods.

SpaceX Launches Top-Secret Satellite for National Reconnaissance Office

SpaceX plans to launch a top-secret satellite for the National Reconnaissance Administration, reports NASA Space Flight. The launch will mark the company’s entrance into national security missions after winning certification from the U.S. Airforce last year.

Mobile-Phone Tracking Startup Sense360 Raises $7 Million

Sense360, a developer of restaurant customer tracking software, announced on Tuesday that it raised $7 million, reports TechCrunch. The Culver City company’s mobile-phone tracking software compiles location and survey data from diners, which it then sells to fast-food restaurants.

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