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Stephen Elop's golden parachute balloons to $33 million

Microsoft will pay approximately 70 percent of that sum and Nokia will pay the remaining amount.

By May 1, 2014

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Aiming sky high in global balloon challenge

A team of Stanford students did something they think no one ever has before -- take a photograph of a high-altitude balloon from one even higher. And that might be enough to come out on top in the Global Space Balloon Challenge.

By April 24, 2014

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Taking on the sky with high-altitude balloons (pictures)

A group of high-altitude balloon enthusiasts from Stanford successfully captured what they think is the first-ever photo of a balloon, the horizon, and space -- from above. And they were under budget. CNET was on hand to see how it worked.

19 Images By April 24, 2014

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Despite profit drop, China Mobile customers balloon to 781M

The company needs to find new ways to generate revenue off those customers as its traditional sources are being squeezed by messaging apps.

By April 22, 2014

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Google's Project Loon balloon circles Earth in a record 22 days

The tech giant may have found its darling with Ibis-167. Surfing air currents and dodging the polar vortex, the Wi-Fi carrying balloon beat all odds in its recent journey.

By April 3, 2014

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What can a red balloon tell us about self-control?

Researchers watch the light show that happens in the brain when study participants are faced with a risky decision in a nondescript video game.

By February 5, 2014

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The sky's the limit with global high-altitude balloon challenge

Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.

By January 31, 2014

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Google's Project Loon balloons can circle Earth three times

The cutting-edge balloons that Google built for its Wi-Fi broadcasting will be able to travel around the world three times, or for 100 days.

By November 13, 2013

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Sail to the edge of space via balloon (pictures)

World View's giant helium balloon will take you high into the stratosphere for just $75,000.

7 Images By October 23, 2013

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'Space' tourism goes ballooning for $75,000 a head

You won't confuse World View's near-space balloon rides with a trip to the International Space Station, but the views will still be incredible.

By October 23, 2013