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in yesterday’s NYT caught my eye. The first one, by Conor Dougherty, is
about Google’s planned satellite delivery of internet service to people
living in parts of the world where there is none, and the other is
about the changing nature of the movie business, especially at the
Re: those Google birds. The search engine is investing $1 billion in
SpaceX to get satellites launched so that an estimated 3 billion people
in certain parts of the world can access the internet. (That’s billion,
not million). They spent $500 million last year acquiring Skybox
Imaging, which also makes satellites, so they’re pretty serious, and I’m
betting this will happen sooner rather than later. If Google can make
something nobody needs which can’t be utilized — a driverless car — then
they certainly can make something as useful as a network of satellites
that bring internet service to folks who otherwise would have no chance
of logging on.
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