Today’s Tech Sightings:
David Vos, the leader for Alphabet’s Project Wing, the new holding company for Google is in talks with the FAA and other stakeholders about setting up an air traffic control system for drones that would use cellular and Internet technology to coordinate unmanned aerial vehicle flights. If agreement is reached, company hopes to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017.
Activision Blizzard’s announced it was paying $18 (£11.70) per share under a deal with King Digital Entertainment marking a big shift in its strategy towards the mobile market from its traditional console and PC roots. In the deal, Activision will acquire products such as Candy Crush, which remains among the most downloaded game apps boosting more than 470 million “monthly active users”.
Twitter has featured a favorite button in the shape of a yellow star since 2006. But the symbol confused some people, Twitter has now replaced it with a ‘like’ button in the shape of a heart, which sits in the same place underneath a tweet.