Google Is Launching a Huge Test of Its Project Loon Internet Balloons

Google’s planning a large test of its internet balloons – in Indonesia. Internet connectivity is rough in Indonesia, a 17,000+ island chain. Google is partnering up with telecoms Indosat, Telkomsel, and XL Axiata to provide service to the under-connected region.…

Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer

A South African sheep farmer stumbled upon something odd recently – a crashed balloon filled with electronic components. Thinking it was a weather balloon, he did some investigating. What he found was that the balloon was actually made in the…

Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth

As it turns out, giant, falling internet balloons kind of resemble a crashing plane. Emergency responders (including a rescue helicopter!) were called to an area in New Zealand’s South Island Friday morning after reports of a plane crash. But when…

Google Just Posted A New Project Loon Video

Back in June, Google unveiled Project Loon, its ambitious endeavor to give fast Internet access to rural, remote and underserved areas. Google just put out a new video with some interesting footage, talking more about the project: In the video,…

Bill Gates: Google’s Internet Balloons Won’t Help Kids Dying of Malaria

Back in June Google announced Project Loon, an initiative to bring the internet to remote areas via giant balloons that float around stratospheric winds and beam access down to people on the ground. Google knows that it’s an ambitious program.…

These Photos From Google’s Balloon Launch Are Truly Captivating

As you may have heard by now, Google is sending balloons up into the air in an effort to make fast Internet available to everyone in the world. The plan is to have balloons up twice the altitude of where…

Here’s A Look At The ‘Project Loon’ Pilot Test

Google announced its latest “moonshot” with Project Loon. Google is launching balloons into the air to provide Internet connectivity to more people. You can read more about the initiative and the technology behind it here, but the company is beginning…

Google Is Using Balloons To Give The Entire World Fast Internet

We’ve seen Google accomplish some pretty remarkable things when the company puts its collective mind to it. In recent years, Google has really been pushing the envelope with its so called “moonshots” like Google Glass and self-driving cars. Google has…