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Google mulling internet providing balloon towers: Report

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:26

The highly ambitious project can solve the problem of internet availability in rural areas.

Google mulling internet providing balloon towers: Report

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:24

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 08:07

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 18:41

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.

Google's Project Loon balloon circumnavigates globe in record 22 days

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:28

Earlier, Google had estimated a total of 33 days for Ibis-167 to successfully circumnavigate the globe.

Google`s Project Loon balloon circumnavigates globe in record 22 days

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 22:07

Google`s Project Loon Wi-Fi broadcasting balloon Ibis-167 reportedly circled the Earth in a record 22 days.

Facebook eyeing drone maker for `Internet to all` mission

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:08

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

Mystery behind Kentucky UFO revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 12:44

The mystery behind the "UFO" seen over Kentucky on Oct. 16, 2012 has finally been unraveled.

With balloons and fiber, Google experiments in Web access

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 14:16

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

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 12:51

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 21:08

'Project Loon' balloons, which carry Internet signal antennas float in the stratosphere, at a height twice as high as air planes.

Google may implement balloon Internet project in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 19:23

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