Facebook to Finally Put Drone Technology to Good Use

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Facebook is reportedly trying to buy a company that manufactures unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as drones.

Facebook is reportedly trying to buy a company that manufactures unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as drones.

The claim has been made by famous tech website Techcrunch.com, whose sources have told them that the social media website is in discussions to acquire Titan Aerospace in a $60 million deal.

Before your mind starts wondering if Facebook's next move would involve bombing or spying on foreign countries, let us tell you that is not the case.

Titan Aerospace is actually a company that specializes in manufacturing what in their own words are 'high altitude solar atmospheric satellites deployable in any domain.'

So basically, the UAVs that it makes are drones alright, but they carry satellites instead of missiles and other shady stuff that the aircraft are notorious for.

But Facebook's interest in satellites still doesn't make much sense, does it? Experts believes that the planned takeover of Titan Aerospace will allow Mark Zuckerburg to see the realization of his Internet.org dream – through which he intends to provide free internet to the underprivileged parts of our world, especially Africa.

The 29-year-old multi-billionaire boosted his company's standing in Europe by acquiring Whatsapp last month, and if successful with his free internet plan, he would likely extend his information dominance to another continent.

Facebook's drone may not be programmed to hurl bombs, but they would still give Zuck incredible powers to turn this free internet thing into advertising revenue or even more...think NSA.

 

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