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Elon Says Starlink Private Beta In 3 Months And Public In 6 Months

Posted in Business, Hardware, Online on 24th Apr, 2020
by Alex Muller

The SpaceX Starlink system will not have any competition for low altitude and low latency satellite service for many years. The nearest competitor, OneWeb, went bankrupt a few weeks ago.

SpaceX Will IPO Starlink

Posted in Business, Online on 8th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

SpaceX COO Gwynn Shotwell says that SpaceX will likely spinoff the Starlink satellite network with an IPO. SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink satellites with every Falcon 9 launch. They are four successful launches from minimum global coverage.

Starlink Competitor OneWeb Targets First 34 Satellites In February 2020

Posted in Business, Online on 30th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

OneWeb is competitor to the SpaceX Starlink satellite system. OneWeb successfully launched 6 test satellites and plans a February 7, 2020 Soyuz launch of its first 34 commercial satellites.

Google Assistant Passes 500 Million Users, Will Get Longform Reading And Deeper Smart Home Integration In 2020

Posted in Business, Online, Software on 9th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Google Assistant is now used by 500 million monthly active users, and today Google is previewing features on the way in 2020 like a new voice that reads articles and web pages aloud to users with a more natural and humanlike voice.

SpaceX Starlink Satellites Could Cost $250,000 Each And Falcon 9 Costs Less Than $30 Million

Posted in Business, Online on 11th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Elon Musk and SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell have said that the per-satellite Starlink cost is already well below $500,000. This means that the internal cost of a Falcon 9 launch is less than $30 million.