June 16, 2021

Alphabet Permanently Grounds Loon, the Internet Balloon Company

Alphabet, the parent company behind Google, is shutting down its Internet company dubbed Loon. In case you missed it, the idea behind Loon was to send hot air balloons to low-income areas to broadcast affordable internet service. Unfortunately, the ide...


Alphabet, the parent company behind Google, is shutting down its Internet company dubbed Loon. In case you missed it, the idea behind Loon was to send hot air balloons to low-income areas to broadcast affordable internet service. Unfortunately, the idea never really took flight (pun intended), and the company says it will “begin winding down operations.”

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