Facebook to provide internet access through drones
After being named number 21 on Forbes 2014 Billionaires List, Mark Zuckerburg has announced that Facebook will be purchasing a drone company.
According to NBCNews, Facebook will pay $60 million for the New Mexico-based company, Titan Aerospace.
The hope is to use the solar-powered drones to help Facebook achieve their mission of bringing internet connectivity to two-thirds of the world’s population that lack access.
Facebook paid billions for the messaging app WhatsApp, so they may be looking at this $60 million as a cheap buy.
The idea of companies using drones has become increasingly popular.
According to reports, FedEx and Amazon have stated that they would like to use drones to deliver their packages, however, commercial use of drones is not currently permitted.