Amazon intensifies competition with SpaceX, vying for Internet dominance in space

font size The space represents a small slice of business for Amazon, which is worth a trillion dollars. Here, Amazon offices near Turin, Italy. Stefano Guidi / Getty Images It is said to be making plans to launch thousands of small satellites capable of sending high-speed internet service to Earth – an initiative that … Read more

Starlink offers internet access in times of crisis, but is it just a PR stunt?

The undersea cable connecting Tonga to the global internet and phone systems was finally restored in late February. The archipelagic state’s access has been cut short since January 15, when the largely submerged volcano Hongga Tonga-Hung Hapai unleashed a massive eruption and tsunami. Strong underwater currents, possibly from the partial collapse of the volcano, have … Read more