Google's project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons to provide internet access from sky

Google has announced that its Project Loon that has been underway for a couple of years is now close to launching thousands of balloons in order to provide Internet access from the sky.

Zuckerberg willing to work with Google on Global Internet Access
Zuckerberg willing to work with Google on Global Internet Access

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated a willingness to work with Google on Global Internet Access at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona by saying that connecting the world doesn't have to be a cutthroat competition.

Google mulling internet providing balloon towers: Report

Google is mulling Project Loon, which aims at launching large network of towers in the sky that will receive internet access from antennas on the ground and beam down to rural areas.

Google buying satellite maker Skybox for USD 500M

Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.

Google to launch 180 satellites for global internet service

When you are busy chatting or surfing the internet, do you know that nearly 4.8 billion people - or two-third of the world`s population - are not yet online? This is going to change soon.

Facebook eyeing drone maker for `Internet to all` mission

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly eyeing a drone manufacturer for its mission to provide Internet access worldwide.

With balloons and fiber, Google experiments in Web access

Google is quietly spending hundreds of millions of dollars on nascent Internet services that may one day challenge the telecom and cable companies.

Bill Gates slams Google`s `broadband via helium balloon` project

Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates has reportedly slammed Google`s broadband through helium balloon project and said that it won`t solve more pressing problems of the poor.

Google may implement balloon Internet project in India

Internet search giant Google may implement its prestigious `Project Loon`, which is a balloon-mounted Internet access service, in various countries including India.

Google`s `Internet balloons` to offer web access to remotest areas

Google revealed top-secret plans Saturday to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing Internet to the two-thirds of the global population currently without web access.