At Titan Aerospace, we’re passionate believers in the potential for technology (and in particular, atmospheric satellites) to improve people’s lives. It’s still early days for the technology we’re developing, and there are a lot of ways that we think we could help people, whether it’s providing internet connections in remote areas or helping monitor environmental damage like oil spills and deforestation. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to learn from and work with our new colleagues as we continue our research, testing and design work as part of the Google family.
Google is the latest tech company to buy into drones
— By Kirsten Korosec on April 15, 2014, 8:38 AM PST
Various players have been talking about this "orbiting drone" scheme for decades now, and yet nobody has managed to deploy one, much less one that would be both reliable and economical in the long run. The military has shown interest, but their primary goal isn't cost-driven.
So, does this mean that Google will be able to collect data about us from 65,000 feet? Or is this just some way to expand the use of Google glass? Or will the drones be carrying advertisements?
LOL - Drones again.
I've still not seen any response an any of these pie in the sky stories on how 'affordable' internet connection will be acheived to Drone Access Points 65,000 feet in the sky, as WiFi barely reaches 30m before dropping out.