Facebook follows SpaceX and OneWeb into high-speed satellite broadband

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according to Wired.

A May 2018 report from IEEE Spectrum provided evidence that a satellite company called PointView Tech LLC is a subsidiary created by Facebook to pursue broadband plans under the code name “Athena.”

“When contacted by Wired, Facebook confirmed that Athena is their project,” Wired wrote on Friday.

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Alaska’s last two Blockbusters are shutting down, leaving one in US

announced that the rental chain’s last two Alaskan stores will shut down on Monday, with liquidation sales to follow. The news means that only one Blockbuster store will remain in the United States, in Bend, Oregon.

“We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it’s just to say ‘Hello,'” the final two shops’ managers posted in a Facebook announcement on Thursday. “What a great time to build your media library and share some Blockbuster memories with us.”

In its report, the Anchorage Daily News confirmed with Border Entertainment, a Texas-based holding company that operated all of Alaska’s Blockbuster stores, that closure plans had been in the works since before the end of 2017. At that time, Border decided to stop renewing any Blockbuster store leases, resulting in a series of closures across the state over the past nine months.

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