April 15, 2014 Last Updated 8:25 am

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

The company that wants to know everything now owns a maker of drones. This can’t end well, though the company claims they want the drones to provide high-altitude Internet services.

Titan-drone-featureYesterday, Google announced that it had acquired New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace, a company that Facebook also had an interest in. Google, apparently, paid the right price

“Titan Aerospace and Google share a profound optimism about the potential for technology to improve the world,” Google said in its acquisition statement. “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.”

The drones may also provide a useful tool for its mapping needs, as well.

Comments are closed.