Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a developer of solar-powered, high-altitude unmanned-aircraft, just weeks after Facebook revealed it is working on using stratospheric long-endurance UAVs to provide Internet connectivity to remote regions. The Moriarty, N.M.-based Titan is building the Solara series of “atmospheric satellites,” which are designed to stay aloft for 1-5 years. Facebook was widely reported to be interested in buying Titan, but instead acquired small U.K. company ...


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