Facebook is ditching its plans to build its own drones

Facebook is ditching its plans to build its own drones

Facebook is scrapping its efforts to build its passenger jet-sized drones that provide wireless internet to the developing world, and laying off staff, it announced on Tuesday— a major retreat from what had been an ambitious and high-profile initiative at the company. Those drones were being built by Facebook’s Aquila project, a highly-publicized part of…