Urban Sky closes $9.75M Series A to scale Earth imaging operations using reusable balloons

Stratospheric balloon company Urban Sky has closed a $9.75 million Series A round to scale its Earth imaging operations and expand its data products. The 14-person startup has mostly been conducting t

How Alphabet’s Project Loon balloons learned to loiter

When Google launched Project Loon a few years ago, the plan was to provide internet access to underserved areas with the help of a series of balloons that would constantly circumnavigate the earth.

Google in talks with telecoms to pilot Project Loon in India

Google is currently talking with several Indian telecoms to help launch Project Loon, which uses balloons instead of cellular towers to provide affordable Internet access in remote areas. According to

Haw haw: Static-charged balloon foils security camera

Ah, William Lawson of Brooklyn, New York, you are a smart guy. I can only hope that your balloon trick shows up in future iterations of the Splinter Cell series. I’m getting tired of shooting the ca

Floating lamp: Balloon with built-in LEDs

[photopress:floating_lamp2.jpg,full,center] Every one of y’all needs to petition the designer of the floating lamp, a balloon with an LED base. Fill her up with helium and you’ve got, yes,

Google Wants to Give Advice Based on Its Database of You

“Should I take Company A’s job offer or Company B’s? Man, Company C’s offer is nice, too. Google, help me! Make important life decisions for me!” That’s the type of