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TECH 20 Jul 2018 | 8:26 AM

High-altitude balloons to deliver Internet access in Kenya

A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering Internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.

TECH 12 Jul 2018 | 4:41 AM

Alphabet to make Loon, Wing projects independent companies

Google parent Alphabet Inc's X research division said its Wing and Loon projects will become independent companies.

TECH 15 Oct 2017 | 11:30 PM

Why Apple should do more to help phone users in emergencies

With catastrophes coming right and left – some acts of Mother Nature (and Father Global Warming), others triggered by gunmen and dictators – we have to ask hard questions. Are tech giants obligated to give their products upgrades that enhance the well-being of users in an emergency?

TECH 09 Oct 2017 | 4:00 AM

Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

The US Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.

TECH 20 Jul 2017 | 12:30 AM

Better Internet access could rejuvenate rural America, but how do you get it there?

A century ago, a popular song sheet wondered, "How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?" Would America's doughboys resolve themselves to the so-slow rhythms of rural life after they'd tasted cosmopolitan Europe?

TECH 16 Mar 2017 | 4:38 AM

Google ramps up investment in fibre cable, training Africans

Google Inc is scaling up investment in Africa by laying fibre optic cable, easing access to cheaper Android phones and training a workforce in digital skills as the US technology giant seeks to expand on the continent.