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Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a maker of drones that Facebook was also interested in

Sun 27 Apr 2014

Todd Wasserman of Mashable reports on Google’s purchase of Titan Aerospace, a drone aircraft manufacturer based in New Mexico. Reportedly of previous buying interest for Facebook, Titan’s drones will aid Google in providing high-speed Internet services to remote areas, as well as developing its Google Maps offering.

“Titan Aerospace and Google share a profound optimism about the potential for technology to improve the world,” Google said in a statement provided to Mashable. “It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation. It’s why we’re so excited to welcome Titan Aerospace to the Google family.”

View the full article on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2014/04/14/google-buys-titan-aerospace-drones/

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