Google Inc said it will buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace in an attempt to provide Internet access to more parts of the world, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Google did not disclose a purchase price for Titan, whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for years, the paper said.
Facebook Inc. was in talks to buy Titan for $60 million, according to media reports in early March.
Last year Google launched a small network of balloons over the Southern Hemisphere, dubbed as Project Loon, in an experiment it hopes could bring reliable Internet access to the world's most remote regions.
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