Facebook makes first drone test flight

Facebook announced it had completed the first successful test flight of its UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) platform, which it intends to deploy in order to extend connectivity as part of its internet.org initiative. The drone, as reported by TechCrunch, has …

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Google reveals Project Loon launch plans; tells mobile industry: “We’re not a threat”

LIVE FROM HUAWEI’S GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Google claims its Project Loon initiative – using helium-filled balloons to provide internet connectivity to unconnected regions – should not be regarded by the mobile industry as a threat to its …

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Google signs up Telstra for Project Loon testing — report

Google is to partner with Australian operator Telstra on Project Loon, its research initiative into using helium-filled balloons to provide internet connectivity to unconnected regions. Australian Associated Press reported that 20 test balloons carrying solar-powered transmitters will be launched over …

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