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Alphabet pulls the pin on its Project Loon internet balloons

• by Nick Lavars

Google's parent company Alphabet has decided to ground a venture aimed at bringing internet connectivity to remote corners of the globe through stratospheric balloons.

Project Loon first popped up as a Google side project way back in 2013, with the company hoping to use internet-beaming balloons drifting through the stratosphere to offer broadband connectivity in rural areas.