[ bigvlada @ 16.04.2014. 11:55 ] @
'Drone Wars' taking off as tech giants fight on new battleground

“These aren't the drones that you're looking for…” or so one imagines Larry Page and Sergey Brin whispering into the ears of Facebook (FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Google (GOOG) confirmed on Monday that it had swooped in and acquired drone-maker Titan Aerospace, a company Facebook was reportedly interested in acquiring.

Although Facebook ended up buying U.K. based drone start-up Ascenta, the turf war for drone supremacy is just taking off. Led by their visionary founders, both tech giants are taking to the skies to plant their company’s flags. It’s all about reaching an estimated five billion people worldwide who need access to the Internet, and thus capturing more information and getting in front of ever more eyeballs.