December 4, 2018 / 12:05 PM / 6 days ago

Alphabet's Wing drone delivery business to take flight in Finland

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc's drone delivery business Wing will launch its first European delivery service in Finland in the spring of 2019, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Wing was spun out of Alphabet's X research division in July to become an independent company within Alphabet and is led by James Ryan Burgess.

Wing said www.wing.com/finland it has spent the last 18 months testing drone delivery in south-eastern Australia, partnering with local businesses to deliver a range of food and drinks, medicine and household items.

It is part of Alphabet's Other Bets division, which already comprises cyber-security company Chronicle, self-driving car project Waymo, Loon that makes internet-delivery balloons and life sciences division Verily. (Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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