In the seemingly never ending struggle between Google and Facebook to see who wins accolade of first internet-from-the-sky signal delivery company, Google have just made a significant move, acquiring a drone company who Facebook had reportedly been courting.

In an effort to further Project Loon, Google’s ambitious worldwide project that aims to utilize a network of balloons to offer internet access the world over, Google are set to work alongside Titan Aerospace, who specialize in making drones which can stay in the air for extended periods of time, and fly near the edge of the earth’s atmosphere (AKA really, really, ridiculously high.)

“Titan Aerospace and Google share a profound optimism about the potential for technology to improve the world. 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,” a Google spokesperson commented.

Worldwide internet connectivity is not the only goal for Google though, as Titan Aerospace are likely to be able to assist the technological giant (titan?) by providing high quality imaging services in real time. These capabilities will enable Google to progress further toward their implicitly obvious aim to document everything that happens anywhere in the world all the time, before selling it to some television network and embarking on a Truman Show-style broadcasting project, probably. (Not probably.)

Facebook had previously been looking at Titan Aerospace, but last month acquired Ascenta who, like Titan, are in the business of developing drones which are capable of staying aloft for long periods of time. No word yet on when or how the drone battles will commence, but one thing’s for sure: the war won’t be won until either Google or Facebook have assumed control of the whole of the internet for all of eternity. May the best drones win.

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