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Google invests in Faster, a submarine cable that will bring a very fast Internet connection between the USA and Japan
Google, in collaboration with China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI and SingTel with NEC as a manufacturer, has announced the construction of a submarine cable that will provide an extremely fast Internet connection between the west coast of the USA and Japan.
The task will cost $300 dollars and is expected to become operational in the second quarter of 2016. The communication speed of this cable, called Faster, will reach 60 Terabit per second, that is 600,000 times the speed of 100 Mbps connections.
It will be about 11:16 Pacific Time in the USA when the old ISEE-3 (International Sun / Earth Explorer 3) space probe, also known as ICE (International Cometary Explorer) will fly by the Moon. The team of the ISEE-3 Reboot project will follow the flyby and anyone can watch an animation on the Internet thanks to Google, that among its experiments has created a website dedicated to this probe.
Google has published a paper about Mesa, its new data warehousing system, used specifically to handle its online advertising business data. It’s a system used to create reports and analyzes for the company mangers. Due to the enormous amounts of data managed globally by Google, it’s a very complex system, requiring something more than other systems created by Google over the years.
Google announced the Baseline Study project, a detailed study on the biological level of human beings to determine what a healthy person should be. The initial study includes 175 people of which an enormous amount of medical information will be collected. A team that includes dozens of specialists led by molecular biologist Andrew Conrad will use this information to create a portrait of a person in perfect health.
Google announced the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a company based in New Mexico that produces drones. There are no information about the price paid by Google but a few weeks ago there were rumors that Facebook had offered $60 million for the company. It’s possible that Google has offered more but Facebook ended up buying another company in that sector, Ascenta, for $20 million so it’s difficult to say how much it actually cost to buy Titan Aerospace.
Google announced the Android Wear platform, a version of the Android operating system optimized for wearable devices. The first applications are watches, which of course will not only serve to provide the time but will be tiny portable computers. The first models to be put on the market in a few months are the Moto 360 by Motorola and the G Watch by LG.