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Google Details New Project Loon Tech to Keep Its Internet Balloons Afloat

Google's Mike Cassidy describes two advancements that could help Project Loon become commercial as soon as next year

At Google's annual I/O developer conference this week, the company unveiled updates to its Android operating system, talked up new ways to turn smartphones into virtual reality headsets, and rebooted its attempt to break into digital payments with Android Pay. It didn't spend much time, however, discussing one of its most ambitious initiatives: Project Loon, Google's effort to beam broadband Internet access down to remote or rural regions of the globe from a network of stratosphere-roaming balloons.

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