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Alphabet to make Loon, Wing projects independent companies


  • Tech News
  • Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

A file photo of a Google Project Loon Internet balloon at the 2016 Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View. — Reuters

A file photo of a Google Project Loon Internet balloon at the 2016 Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View. — Reuters

Google parent Alphabet Inc's X research division said on July 11 its Wing and Loon projects will become independent companies.

Project Loon makes Internet-delivery balloons, while Project Wing is a drone delivery system.

Alastair Westgarth will become chief executive officer of Loon and James Ryan Burgess will be the CEO of Wing.

The companies will now be part of Alphabet's Other Bets division, which already comprises cybersecurity company Chronicle, self-driving car project Waymo and life sciences division Verily. — Reuters

   

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