Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Outernet": internet from outer space

Outernet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

inforgraphics Outernet @ Pinterest

Outernet | Information for the World from Outer Space
"Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data.
Quality content from all over the Internet.
Available to all of humanity.
For free."

150 satellites deliver various content to WiFi-enabled devices on Earth's surface
"Outernet will utilize a constellation of low-cost, miniature satellites (CubeSat) and existing infrastructure in geostationary orbit. In both cases, satellites receive content from the web through a network of ground stations which uplink content that the community has collectively requested. The data packets are broadcast in loops so that poor signal quality does not prevent continuous updating of content."

A CubeSat is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that usually has a volume of exactly one liter (10 cm cube), has a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms,[1] and typically uses commercial off-the-shelf components for its electronics.

Microsoft "Yammer" : Enterprise Social Network

Yammer : Enterprise Social Network:
"Yammer is a private social network that helps employees collaborate across departments, locations and business apps."

"Used by more than 200,000 companies worldwide."

Yammer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yammer, Inc. is a freemium[2] enterprise social networking service that was launched in 2008 and sold to Microsoft in 2012.[3][4]

Yammer is used for private communication within organizations and is an example of enterprise social software. The tool was originally developed as an internal communication system for the genealogy website Geni.[5] Access to a Yammer network is determined by a user's Internet domain so that only individuals with appropriate email addresses may join their respective networks

co-founder David Sacks,[3] a former PayPal executive, developed the basic concept of Yammer while working on a startup project after he left PayPal in 2002.