The report claims that Facebook has apparently filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the name PointView Tech LLC and the project is created to "efficiently provide broadband access to unserved and underserved areas throughout the world". Thus, the company wants to provide broadband access to underserved areas around the world.
Apart from trying hands on Facebook's self-proclaimed, long-overdue commitment to "connect the world", and bringing under-served parts of the globe online is a strategic part of Facebook's business.
Facebook Athena is still a single research project for now.
This news comes a few weeks after Facebook announced the closure of its Internet drone efforts under the Aquila project. Speaking of which, these two tech firms have similar plans as the first mentioned targets to toss 12,000 of its internet satellites - Starlinks to the low Earth orbit (LEO). "Google parent company Alphabet did the same in January of previous year, shutting down its solar-powered drone project in favour of its air balloon Wi-Fi initiative Project Loon and strategic investments in third-party satellite internet companies".
Hopefully Facebook's satellite project doesn't slip into the same download slope Aquila did.
SpaceX strategizes to unveil a network of satellites to offer broadband services around the planet.
The AMOS-6 satellite would provide access to the Internet in several sub-Saharan Africa areas. Back in 2014, it acquired a drone company that'd fly autonomous drones to beam Internet on the ground.
Representatives from Facebook confirmed that the working title for the companion is Athena, writes The Verge. According to exchanges in April, the same lawyer seeks a meeting to discuss his client's "small satellite experimental application" variably referred to as PointView Tech LLC or FCL Tech. Elon Musk's SpaceX and Softbank-backed OneWeb also have the same intention.
At the moment the authorities say that the vaccines are only ineffective; it is still unknown if they are harmful to health. The Changsheng case is the latest in a slew of scandals that has plagued China's pharmaceutical industry in recent years.
Monday was the hottest day so far of 2018 in the United Kingdom with a high of 33.3C recorded at Santon Downham in Suffolk. The amber heatwave alert will be in place until Friday, when rain and thundery showers are forecast in parts of the UK.
The singer-actress, who entered rehab in 2010, has struggled with an eating disorder, self-mutilation and other issues. And now she continues to inspire thousands of young men and women with her body positivity messages.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said as much as 10 centimetres of rain per hour fell on large parts of south-western Japan. And people have been warned to brace for more scorching weather that threatens to last until the end of the month.
Google took this one step farther in early 2017, and required all employees to start using a security key, according to Krebs . Google has worked with various industry groups, such as the FIDO Alliance , to develop security key technology called U2F.
Demi Lovato fans are sharing stories of how much the singer means to them using the hashtag #HowDemiHasHelpedMe. Former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello tweeted: "You're in my thoughts @ddlovato, sending you love".
A federal judge had previously blocked his deportation on 11 June after immigration officials had requested an expedited removal. The U.S. government, which had wanted the case moved from NY to New Jersey, did not immediately comment on the judge's action.
The company has initiated an investigation, but out of caution for public safety is recall the four varieties of the crackers. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
Daniyal Raji, 23, said he had been forced to vote for the MQM in the last election, but was backing Khan's PTI this time around. Almost 10.6 crore people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies.
The highest jackpot ever in the game: On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions produced a $656 million jackpot, split three ways. California Lottery officials said a ticket with all the winning numbers was sold in San Jose, at Ernie's Liquors.
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