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Google’s Project Loon balloons can now deliver internet to precise locations

For the past few years Google has been working on an idea so crazy it’s called Project Loon. The concept? Internet access delivered around the globe by a series of balloons. Originally the goal was to create a fleet of balloons that would fly around the world and hand off the connections automatically so that as […]

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Google to test its balloon-powered internet network in California (Project Loon)

Google’s latest crazy idea to change the world involves using balloons to blanket hard-to-reach areas with internet access. It’s called Project Loon, and in June the company announced it had already been running a limited test in New Zealand. Now it looks like Google is ready to expand that test — and this time it’s […]

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Project Loon: Google wants to provide internet access to all… with balloons

About two thirds of the people on the planet don’t have access to the internet. Plenty of people have ideas about how to change that — it’s cheaper to build 3G cellular towers in some parts of the world than to lay new cable or telephone wires, for instance. But Google has another idea: Balloons. […]