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Google's plan to bring the internet to the world through balloons is ready for the next level
In the world of win-wins, Google's Loon project has got to be a top candidate. 3.4 billion people around the world still don't have internet. The cost of covering this population with traditional cellphone towers or broadband is prohibitive. Enter, Google's Loon project, which uses hot air balloons to provide connectivity to hundreds of thousands of people. Of course, Google can serve more ads and make more money once these people join the web, but the internet itself can potentially be free and net-neutral. This project has gone through several generations of R&D now within Alphabet and is beginning to look promising. Case in point, the company managed to connect over 250,000 people to the internet in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria last year - some who had never been connected in the first place - and kept a balloon in the area for 98 days. (It hopes, in the future to be able to keep balloons in the air for 200 days.)

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Apple can change face of manufacturing in India: IT Telecom MoS Sanjay Dhotre

The government sees iconic companies like Apple and large consumer goods makers like Samsung as big players in electronics who can change the face of manufacturing in India, Minister of State for IT and Telecom Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has said.’ "Apple and Samsung are very big players, they can change scenarios for private sector manufacturing, they can be role models for other companies to manufacture in India", Dhotre told IANS in an exclusive interview.



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