Tag: internet access

We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Fields is a research analyst and program manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s...

/ May 5, 2019

Internet connectivity projects unite as Alphabet spinout Loon grabs $125M from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile

Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a collection of floating balloons to bring connectivity to remote areas, announced it has raised money from a SoftBank initiative. HAPSMobile,...

/ April 25, 2019

Meet the little-known Chinese WiFi startup that rubs shoulders with WeChat and Alipay

The app that gives people free WiFi has 800 million monthly active users worldwide Rita Liao 8 hours A service that connects people to WiFi hotspots for free turned out to be one of China’s most popular apps, nestling in...

/ January 26, 2019