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Google affiliate scraps plan for Toronto smart city project

TORONTO—Google said Thursday it is abandoning its smart-city development in Toronto and blamed unprecedented economic uncertainty.

A unit of Google's parent company Alphabet had been proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto's waterfront into a wired community, but Sidewalk Labs chief executive Dan Doctoroff said in a statement that it is no longer financially viable.

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites, trying to tone them down

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched 60 more mini internet satellites late Monday, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers.

It's a “first step” compromise between SpaceX and astronomers fearful of having dark skies spoiled by hundreds and, eventually, thousands of bright satellites circling overhead.