Project Loon

Rich DeVaul is the leader of the Google[x] Rapid Evaluation Team and Design Kitchen, two small groups inside Google[x] who prototype, build, and test ideas, searching for the “Next Big Thing” for Google. He is co-founder and first project leader of Project Loon, a Google[x] project to explore delivering balloon-powered internet to the 2 out of 3 people in the world who don’t currently have access. (9:55)

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