• Govt says BSNL will help Google’s Project Loon take flight in India

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    Google’s Project Loon aims at launching balloons in the airspace, which will act as mobile BTS’s to offer affordable internet access to rural areas.
    The government has in-principle agreed to partner with Google’s Project Loon on a pilot basis and state run BSNL has been assigned to partner it, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday after a meeting with Google’s CEO Sunder Pichai.
    “In-principle we agree for a pilot project for Project Loon. We are quite open on the project and BSNL will partner with Google for it,” Prasad said. The minister said that his ministry will consult the ministry of civil aviation and other security agencies for the project.
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  • Google for India event: Asus Chromebit to launch at Rs 7,999 in January 2016

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    Asus Chromebit is powered by a quad-core Rockchip processor with Mali-T624 taking care of graphics duty.
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai during the ‘Google For India’ announced that Asus Chromebit will be launched in India in January at Rs 7,999. The Chromebit is a candybar-sized PC-on-stick and lets users upgrade their old PCs get a faster, Chromebook like experience.
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    The Asus Chromebit runs on Google’s Chrome OS. It is a plug and play device that connects via HDMI port and users can connect an external keyboard and mouse.
    Chromebit is powered by a quad-core Rockchip processor with Mali-T624 taking care of graphics duty. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage and since its Google, users get free 100 gigabytes of free…

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