Google to Bring Cloud Computing to all Corners of the Globe

Over at ITworld, Tom Spring reports that Google is launching an initiative to bring internet access to the world via enormous balloons. In typical, irreverent Google fashion they are calling the ambitious exploit Project Loon.

Google is bringing new meaning to the word “cloud computing.” No Google is not rolling out a new SaaS solution. Instead Google is launching Project Loon that aims to bring Internet access to every corner of the globe via high-altitude balloons. Yes, that’s right it’s called Project Loon, as in “a crazy person” as Merriam-Webster defines the word. But it’s June and this is not an elaborate April Fool’s joke.

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