Snapchat Reportedly Acquires Ctrl Me Robotics

Published by , May 29, 2017 12:28 pm

(Slashgear)  Snap has reportedly just acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, a small drone manufacturer located in Los Angeles, California. Details are sparse, but reportedly Ctrl Me Robotics was acquired for less than $1 million. Sources at Buzzfeed explained the drone startup had yet to begin selling its own hardware — instead it got by on developing custom solutions with third-party drones outfitted to carry camera equipment and smartphones — and was close to shutting down when it was approached by Snap.
With aerial photos and videos shot with drones becoming more popular on social media, it’s easy to see why Snap would be interested in that cross-section of markets.

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