puerto rico

A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico

When goTenna put out their Mesh device earlier this year, I thought the off-grid gadgets would be great for an emergency kit or back-country hike. But it turns out that I underestimated the demand for

Tesla makes quick work of Puerto Rico hospital solar power relief project

Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted on Twitter that Tesla’s solar team could indeed outfit Puerto Rico with power facilities that could be used to generate and store power reserves when the existing grid

Apple and AT&T activate LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service by Loon Balloon

Apple, AT&T, the FCC and Alphabet’s X division have all put into motion efforts to give residents of Puerto Rico more cellular connectivity. Apple has been working with AT&T to extend an

Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation

Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing today after his Facebook Live video discussing his company’s efforts to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery raised some serious eyebrows. Yesterday, Zuckerberg used t

VR Mark Zuckerberg discusses how Facebook is using AI to aid the Red Cross in Puerto Rico

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that his company is working with the American Red Cross to target aid efforts in Puerto Rico using artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to identif

Google parent Alphabet looks to restore cell service in Puerto Rico with Project Loon balloons

The FCC has given approval for Google parent company, Alphabet, to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands regain wireless service. The company will attempt to enable LTE connectivity using its high-f

Puerto Rico governor says ‘Let’s talk’ after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis

Puerto Rico's power grid has been practically demolished in the wake of hurricane Maria. It now has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild and the island's governor Ricardo Rossello wants to have

Zuckerberg details Facebook’s response to Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis

Tech companies -- and the nation -- have been slow to mobilize in response to the devastation wrought by last week's catastrophic Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico, but today Facebook chief e

Tiber Health wants to solve the world’s doctor shortage

The medical school in Ponce, Puerto Rico seems like an unlikely place to start a revolution in education. While it may look unassuming, with its campus bordered by empty lots, low slung buildings, aut

Puerto Rico turns to tech and entrepreneurialism to revitalize the economy

Puerto Rico is steeped in more than $70 billion of debt that has been accruing for the better part of a decade. As part of its new economic development plan, Puerto Rican officials are looking to tech

MLB All-Star Ivan Rodriguez is joining a VC fund

Baseball legend Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who is now up for nomination for the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame, is joining a venture capital fund. Pudge is joining z9 Capital, a $25M fund based