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Video: Facebook attacks Google’s balloons with drones

04
Mar
2014

For obvious, ad-related reasons, both Google and Facebook are interested in bringing more people online, with each company having its own initiatives to offer affordable Internet connections to developing markets. One Google effort includes blanketing the sky with balloons that would create a wireless network, and Facebook may soon have a response to that. But instead of relying on balloons, Facebook may use drones for its Internet.org-related interests, TechCrunch reports. According to the publication, Facebook is in talks to acquire drone maker Titan Aerospace, in a deal that could be worth $60 million. Titan Aerospace has developed a couple of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) prototypes that can be powered by the sun, and remain in the air for

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