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A Curious Case Study

Abstract

Today’s blog post has to simulate a crisis communication strategy employed by a company within my field.  And wouldn’t you know it?  The company I want to work for has recently helped out in the crisis in Puerto Rico as I eluded to in… 828 more words

Business

Andhra to buy Google X's new wireless technology for high-speed internet

Technology News

Alphabet Inc’s X research division said on Thursday that the Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its newly developed technology that has the potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to millions of people without laying cable. 316 more words

Alphabet's X will use light beams to bring the internet to millions of rural Indian households

The “moonshot factory” of Alphabet, the tech giant that owns Google, is bringing a wireless internet technology it tested in the stratosphere to connect rural areas in India’s Andhra Pradesh state. 359 more words

Alphabet's Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

It’s been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X‘s moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team… 335 more words

TC

The men who sold the moonshot

When you ask Google whether we should build houses on the ocean, it gives you a bunch of results like these. If you ask Google X, the subsidiary within the company responsible for investigating “moonshot” projects like self-driving cars and space elevators, the answer that you get is rather different, as Derek Thompson reports in… 1,338 more words

Writing

Famed Architect's Lawsuit Against Google Just Got Much More Serious

A long-running lawsuit filed against Google by a prominent architect has just gotten much broader.

Last week, the Superior Court of California granted a motion… 414 more words

Tech

High-resolution, MRI-like imagery without the metal coffin and the crushing claustrophobia

Current technology used to image a person’s brain, or knee, or that kink you’ve had in your shoulder for five years now, requires a multi-million-dollar, room-sized behemoth of a machine, an absence of fear of tight spaces, and a near infinite amount of patience. 512 more words