The crash of one of Google’s “Loon” balloons for relaying Internet service was enough to have security forces summoned to a mountain township in central Mexico.
Facebook is in talks to purchase an aerospace firm that makes solar-powered drones as part of the company’s strategy to bring Internet access to areas of the world that lack connectivity, according to a published report.
The $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s glimpse of the Web being used at a top university in Pyongyang makes him part of a tiny elite that has seen the Internet in North Korea.
As part of his No Child Left Offline initiative, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has created a task force which he said recommends the expansion of technology in the classroom.
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday warned that vast numbers of the world’s population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet.
A campaign launched in Oakland Thursday looks to close the digital divide by getting more low-income families and seniors hooked up to the Internet.