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Geek

Alphabet Scoop 017: Loon & Wing graduate, Android P DP4, Big Android notification overhaul?

This week we talk about some Alphabet stories (appropriately), Android P DP4 and its tweaks to the gesture system, and an overhaul for Android’s notification system in the works…<p>Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated …

Android News

Google: Our broadband balloons, delivery drone projects are ready for take-off

Project Loon balloon internet project and Wing autonomous drone initiatives are being moved into Alphabet's Other Bets group, alongside Waymo and …

Google Glass

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 yesterday.<p>“Today, unlike when they started as X projects, Loon and Wing seem a long way from crazy — …

Hurricane Maria

Alphabet spins out Project Wing and Project Loon

Alphabet (GOOG +0.5%)(GOOGL +0.6%) spins out its Project Wing and Project Loon subsidiaries from the X research division to become independent …

Business

Google X's ambitious Loon and Wing projects graduate into independent companies

Loon and Wing, two of Google X’s moonshot projects, “graduated” yesterday to become full companies under the Alphabet banner.<p>Loon was an ambitious Google X project to establish a network of balloons in the stratosphere to relay internet connectivity to people in remote regions. Meanwhile, Wing saw …

Tech Trends

Project Loon and Wing become full-fledged Alphabet companies

As part of Google's big 2015 reorganization, many of the divisions tucked away inside Google became their own companies under the Alphabet umbrella. …

Android News

Alphabet's Project Loon, Wing Leave the Nest

Project Loon and Project Wing had been incubating in Alphabet's 'moonshot factory' called X. Now they're becoming independent businesses.<p>PCMag …

Drones

Google’s high-altitude internet balloons could soon connect rural Kenya

Google is in talks with telecom operators in Kenya to bring balloon-powered internet to people in rural and remote areas.<p>Through its Project Loon, which was created by its innovation lab Alphabet X, the company said it was negotiating with mobile operators to deploy a network of balloons across …

Africa

Project Loon, Wing graduate from X to become latest Alphabet companies

Two of X’s aerial projects are graduating from the Moonshot Factory today to become independent Alphabet companies like Waymo and Verily. Dropping the “project” status, Loon will continue to deliver internet via balloons, while Wing is focusing on a variety of drone-related efforts.<p>Loon<p>Loon’s …

Tech Trends

Kenya to use Alphabet’s balloon project for rural internet

Kenya is set to use Alphabet Inc’s system of balloons to help bring the Internet to some of the East Africa nation’s rural communities, according to …

East Africa

Apollo Fusion Raises $10 million to Ramp Production of Satellite Thrusters

ACE thruster firing (Credit: Apollo Fusion)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Apollo Fusion PR) — Satellite propulsion company Apollo Fusion recently closed …

Space Exploration

Sergey Brin: Google "Failed to Be on the Bleeding Edge" of the Blockchain Revolution

Alphabet president and Google co-founder Sergey Brin admitted that Google had “failed to be on the bleeding edge” of developing blockchain …

Sergey Brin

Why Alphabet's Project Loon internet balloons are heading to Kenya next

Balloon-powered internet is bringing high-speed internet connectivity to rural areas, filling in connectivity gaps in rural areas.<p>Kenya will receive …

Telecoms

Alphabet X’s Project Loon headed next for Kenya

Alphabet’s X incubator lab is expanding long-term deployment of Project Loon to Africa for the first time.<p>The initiative broadcasts internet signals …

Tech Trends

Project Loon preparing for take off in Kenya - Mobile World Live

Kenya is set to use Project Loon balloons to provide internet connectivity to rural areas, communications minister Joe Mucheru confirmed in an …

Emerging Markets

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday.<p><b>1. Apple may release a slew of new iPhone models later this year, including gray, white, blue, red, and orange color options.</b> Right now, the iPhone 8 is available in silver, black, gold, and red.<p><b>2. European Parliament sent</b> …

European Parliament

Tech Tent: Facebook's drone falls to earth

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p><b>Two years ago I took a trip to a warehouse in Bridgwater in Somerset to visit a somewhat unlikely outpost of the Facebook empire.</b><p>Inside the warehouse was a giant wing - a solar-powered drone designed to stay airborne for three months, beaming an internet …

Project Loon

At This Lab, 'Mad Scientists' Are Making Outlandish Tech a Reality

Mad scientists in science fiction get a bad rap. And it's their own fault; they do weird things like stitching together corpses and re-animating them …

Hurricane Maria

Facebook cancels development of Aquila internet-beaming drone

It was back in 2014 that Facebook first announced its Aquila program, in which high-altitude solar-powered autonomous drones would be used to provide …

Drones

Facebook scraps connectivity drone project - Mobile World Live

Facebook abandoned development of its own internet-beaming drones for unconnected regions in favour of working with aerospace companies on similar …

Connectivity

Facebook gives up on building internet-beaming drones

Four years after starting a project to bring internet access to remote locations using internet-beaming drones, Facebook is giving up on designing …

St. Louis

Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery

Facebook is ending a program launched in 2014 to build a fleet of drones that could deliver internet to underserved areas of the world.<p>The huge …

TestFlight

Facebook’s quest for fleet of solar-powered Internet drones grounded forever

After two flights, massive "atmospheric satellite" effort ends.<p>It was supposed to be the future of digital communications, helping to connect the …

Business

Facebook's Giant, Internet-Beaming Drone Is Dead

RIP, Aquila.<p>Instead of building its own aircraft, Facebook has decided to focus on partnering with companies in the aerospace industry, like Airbus, on high-altitude internet delivery systems.<p>The tech giant said that the project had involved "a lot of trial and error," and that, when the program …

Internet

Facebook gives up on building internet drones

Facebook has abandoned an ambitious plan to design and produce its own drones.<p>The Aquila program was part of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's goal to "connect the whole world." The plan was to build drones that would fly above remote areas and beam internet down to people below. Facebook (FB) successfully …

Drones

Facebook Axes Internet Drone Project

In 2014, Facebook set its sites on offering internet access using high-altitude drones. This week, Project Aquila was canceled, with the social …

Drones

Facebook pulls plug on Project Aquila

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Financial Markets

Facebook abandons its Project Aquila flying internet plan

Dave Lee<p><b>Facebook is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity, the company has confirmed.</b><p>Project Aquila, first announced in 2014, failed to achieve the long flight times managed by airborne connectivity efforts from rivals including Google.<p>In one test, Facebook’s …

Puerto Rico

Google to sign deals with Kenyan telcos to bring internet coverage through Project Loon

Technology giant Google is looking to strike deals with Kenyan telecommunications operators to deliver mobile internet coverage to remote locations …

Financial Services