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Google’s parent firm Alphabet is done exploring the idea of using giant balloons to beam high-speed internet in remote parts of the world. The firm said on Thursday evening that it was winding down Loon , a nine-year-old project and a two-and-a-half-year-old spin off firm , after failing to find a sustainable business model and willing partners. The demise of Loon comes a year after Android-maker ended Google Station , its other major connectivity effort to bring internet to the next billion users. Through Station, Google provided internet connectivity at over 400 railway stations in India and sought to replicate the model in other public places in more nations. That said, Alphabet’s mo... Full story

22 January