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TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook is in discussions to purchase Titan Aerospace — in a bid to secure its own fleet of endurance drones to take internet to the air. The small aircraft made by Titan are in fact solar powered, and can stay in the air for up to five years at a time.
You’d think that a $16 billion business deal would be a good reason to change your travel plans — after all, what’s it to a billionaire? But according to WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, finalising the Facebook sale was organised around a plane ticket he couldn’t change because it was booked with rewards points.
I’m not a kid any more (unless you’re being very charitable with your age guidelines), but I can only assume today’s parents are telling their kids “Facebook will rot yer brains”. In fact, the opposite might be true, according to a teeny, tiny little study from England. Especially for kids with dyslexia.
Are you currently playing pretty fast and loose with your Facebook privacy options? Probably! Against our best judgement, must of us do at some point or another, whether it’s an unwise public status or an embarrassing profile picture. We just hope you’re at peace with those choices; now, those poorly thought out public tidbits could be viewable long after you’re gone.
Facebook announced today that it’s buying messaging app WhatsApp for the completely astounding sum of $US16 billion dollars. That’s a whole lot of money. What else could they have done with such a gargantuan stack of cash? Here’s an incomplete list.
Facebook has had its fair share of stumbles trying to get a handle on how to take over your phone. I mean, remember Facebook Home? But with its $US19 billion purchase of messaging app WhatApp, it’s now poised to own the best way to chat on a smartphone and win the kiddies back all at once.