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Alphabet's Loon turned a stratospheric aircraft into an internet drone

Alphabet's Loon is known for its internet balloons, but it worked on an entirely balloon-less project as part of its partnership with Softbank's HAPSMobile. The two formed "a long-term strategic
When Tech Giants Blanket the World

When Tech Giants Blanket the World

As digital technology becomes central to society, critics worry that companies have too much clout.
Loon will bring the Internet to Amazon Rainforest Region from the skies

Loon will bring the Internet to Amazon Rainforest Region from the skies

Google launched Project Loon back in 2013 to experiment with the idea of bringing Internet connectivity, specifically 4G LTE to normally inaccessible areas using high-altitude balloons. Now a company
Loon will bring the Internet to Amazon Rainforest Region from the skies

Loon will bring the Internet to Amazon Rainforest Region from the skies

Google launched Project Loon back in 2013 to experiment with the idea of bringing Internet connectivity, specifically 4G LTE to normally inaccessible areas using high-altitude balloons. Now a company
How Loon's Balloons Find Their Way to Deliver the Internet

How Loon's Balloons Find Their Way to Deliver the Internet

Computer programs can direct Alphabet's high-altitude balloons to tack against the wind, and move in figure eights, where humans might plot a circle.
Google and Facebook are circling Africa with huge undersea cables to get millions online

Google and Facebook are circling Africa with huge undersea cables to get millions online

Tech companies are betting on improving connectivity in Africa to ensure that millions of potential customers get—and stay—connected to the internet.
Those UFOs Spotted Over Kansas City Last Night Were Darpa Test Balloons

Those UFOs Spotted Over Kansas City Last Night Were Darpa Test Balloons

What were those two strange objects flying over Kansas City, Missouri last night? Plenty of people took to Twitter yesterday to speculate that they might be anything from internet balloons for
Those UFOs Spotted Over Kansas City Last Night Were Darpa Test Balloons

Those UFOs Spotted Over Kansas City Last Night Were Darpa Test Balloons

What were those two strange objects flying over Kansas City, Missouri last night? Plenty of people took to Twitter yesterday to speculate that they might be anything from internet balloons for
The New Deal

The New Deal

We travel to Silicon Valley where Astro Teller welcomes us inside X, Google's secretive innovation laboratory, to explain how one of the most powerful companies on earth is building the future. X is
Alphabet is about to make drone deliveries a reality in the US

Alphabet is about to make drone deliveries a reality in the US

They're taking to the skies this year to offer an autonomous, flying version of delivery services that work with restaurants and businesses to serve local customers.
The next clash of Silicon Valley titans will take place in space

The next clash of Silicon Valley titans will take place in space

By attempting o bring internet access to every last person on Earth, tech giants have a new mission. It's also one that will put them into competition with one another -- only this time in space. The
Alphabet’s Loon adds industry advisory board to help commercialize internet balloon service

Alphabet’s Loon adds industry advisory board to help commercialize internet balloon service

Alphabet subsidiary Loon has assembled a new advisory board of telecom insiders to help turn its stratospheric internet balloons into a commercial service.
Alphabet’s plan to bring the internet to the world is ready for the next level

Alphabet’s plan to bring the internet to the world is ready for the next level

When you’re as rich as Alphabet, you can divert a (relatively) small amount of your funds into trying something that others find completely out of…
CyPhy Wants to Set Drones Free by Tying Them to the Ground

CyPhy Wants to Set Drones Free by Tying Them to the Ground

A tether connecting a drone to the ground liberates the aircraft from reliance on short-lived batteries, allowing it to stay aloft for weeks at a time.

Google Station will bring tons of high-speed hotspots to Nigeria

Google has spent a ton of R&D effort into figuring out how to get everyone access to high-speed internet, especially in places where that’s not the norm. Things like Project Loon were bold ideas
Alphabet’s Loon Will Send Internet-Beaming Balloons to Kenya

Alphabet’s Loon Will Send Internet-Beaming Balloons to Kenya

Loon recently became an independent Alphabet subsidiary.
Alphabet’s Loon Will Send Internet-Beaming Balloons to Kenya

Alphabet’s Loon Will Send Internet-Beaming Balloons to Kenya

Loon recently became an independent Alphabet subsidiary.

Project Loon signs its first deal for Internet-delivering balloons—in Kenya

Loon's first deal: Telkom Kenya will provide the Internet signals; balloons will amplify.

Project Loon and Project Wing graduate from Google X

Google X projects Loon and Wing have left the nest and graduated to independent companies under Google’s parent company Alphabet, Google X Captain of Moonshots, X Astro Teller wrote in a Medium post
Loon and Wing graduate from X, are now legitimate Alphabet companies

Loon and Wing graduate from X, are now legitimate Alphabet companies

Loon and Wing are no longer part of the "moonshot" program X, but rather new companies under the Alphabet, Inc. umbrella.