Project Loon

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It's around 150 miles from Silicon Valley to Fresno, but over the last few years, Mountain View-based Google has quietly been increasing its presence in the San Joaquin Valley. In fact, the region that's known for its raisins and almonds is now home to some of Google's top research and development projects. 

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Tech giant Google has turned to the skies above Fresno as the latest site for a test of an experimental balloon-based internet technology.