Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery

By nature, the ideas under exploration in the so-called Moonshot Factory at Alphabet (formerly Google) are long-term ventures, but one of the better-known projects may be here a little quicker than we thought. That's if a blog post by lab boss Astro Teller is anything to go by, which describes a big advance in the software that powers the ambitious Project Loon and allows the team to better direct their internet-beaming balloons to regions in need. .. Continue Reading Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery Category: Telecommunications Tags: Project Loon Internet Related Articles: Loon balloons to fill Internet gaps in Indonesia's islands Google's Project Loon balloons to cover Sri Lanka with internet access LG Minibeam projector line shines bright with battery-powered additions LG unveils its

Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery

By nature, the ideas under exploration in the so-called Moonshot Factory at Alphabet (formerly Google) are long-term ventures, but one of the better-known projects may be here a little ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Gizmag

Can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?

For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

Google internet balloon plan snagged in Sri Lanka: minister

Google's venture to beam the internet to remote areas of the world via balloon has hit a legal snag in Sri Lanka that could see the project abandoned on the island, a minister said Thursday.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

Project Loon uses machine learning to make internet balloons ‘dance on the wind’

An area that might have required a rotating network of hundreds of balloons before might only require dozens now. The post Project Loon uses machine learning to make internet balloons ‘dance ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Extremetech

Google’s Internet Beaming Loon Balloons Adopt Machine Learning To Improve Navigation And Coverage

One of Facebook's ambitious goals is to ensure that every corner of the globe has access to the Internet. That's no easy task for several reasons, one of which is that some locations are just ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from HotHardware

Could AI-guided balloons bring the internet to developing countries?

With a multi-year 'moon shot,' Google's parent company Alphabet is betting that it can.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from The Christian Science Monitor

Project Loon now needs far less balloons to deliver the Internet, thanks to machine learning

Alphabet's plan to deliver internet connectivity to remote areas of the world via giant balloons may be getting closer to reality. Astro Teller, who heads the team at the Alphabet unit X ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Techspot

Alphabet's 'Loon' internet project closer to deployment

In the hope of bringing internet access to even the most remote corners of the globe, Google parent Alphabet's 'Loon' project has taken a significant step closer to global roll out. ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Daily Mail

Alphabet won't need all those internet balloons after all

Since it launched nearly four years ago, Alphabet's Project Loon experiment has shifted from an unlikely moonshot to an idea that might actually work. As Alphabet's experimental ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Engadget

Project Loon, Google's Wi-Fi-beaming moon shot, still flying - CNET

The company can now better control its high-flying balloons that aim to blanket remote areas with internet signals. We get a peek inside the Loon lab.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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