- Facebook (FB) has got together with Samsung (SSNLF.PK), Qualcomm (QCOM), Nokia (NOK) and other technology companies to launch a project called Internet.org that aims to make Internet access available to the two-thirds of the earth's population who are not yet connected.
- The group also includes Ericsson (ERIC), Opera Software and Taiwan's MediaTek.
- The effort mirrors Google's Project Loon, an attempt to bring Web access to remote regions via the use of balloons.
- Around 5B people aren't yet connected to the Internet, which is a mighty number of potential Facebook users. (PR)