Facebook May Buy Drone-Maker
It's all about improving Internet access
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Mar 4, 2014 4:47 PM CST

(Newser) – Facebook isn't ready to put its wallet away just yet. The company reportedly is in talks to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. It might seem like an unusual buy for the social network, but as one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, it makes more sense. Internet.org aims to bring affordable Internet to the estimated 5 billion people worldwide still without access. In theory, Facebook could use these high-altitude flyers to beam down Web connections to isolated communities.