Now Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg wants to remake the social media company in a way that counters isolationism, promotes global connections and addresses social ills.
For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind.
A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.
Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything. Now he wants to remake it, too.
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