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When Will Alphabet’s ‘Other Bets’ Become ‘Other Businesses’?

How many companies can get away with spending $859 million to produce just $185 million in revenue? Not only that, but how many can do it and have investors celebrate it as progress? 406 more words


This New Google Camera Could Be Your New Watchdog

Google is now taking pre-orders of an outdoor version of Nest Cam, which is touted to keep an extra digital eye on its owner’s lawn while sending activity alerts and video to designated smartphones. 226 more words


Your federal government drives innovation by investing in moonshots

Imagine a future where “moonshots” are part of our everyday reality. In this future, shipping no longer uses environmentally damaging Styrofoam but instead an organic mushroom-based material. 814 more words


Inside Alphabet's 'Moonshot Factory,' Killing Projects Is Celebrated

Alphabet’s X division, formerly known as Google X, is often perceived and marketed as a near-superhuman force, specializing in audacious projects called “moonshots.” But, in a recently released video from this year’s TED Conference, X’s “Captain of Moonshots” Astro Teller said that doesn’t mean the team is always right. 179 more words


NASA selects 13 early-stage, high-concept moonshots for $100K funding each — TechCrunch

Ah, springtime, when a young engineer’s fancy turn to harvesting icy moons for rover fuel. NASA has announced the recipients of its yearly National Innovative Advanced Concepts awards, and they’re just as out there as the planets and other stellar objects they propose to mine, analyze, and explore.

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After Nearly Going Pop, Google's Project Loon Heads Into Carrier Testing This Year

Google’s “moonshot” to deliver Internet to remote parts of the world using high-flying balloons has survived a brutal development phase, and will enter testing with carriers in Indonesia… 642 more words


Moon Shots - Do you dream big?

Let’s talk about moon shots today. Get a minute out of your Saint Valentine’s Day for big dreams.

In Google there is a department which does “Moon shots” – they work on crazy and brave projects. 414 more words