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Everything you need to know about SpaceX's Starlink

Elon Musk
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk. Photo: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Elon Musk's SpaceX has big plans to beam high-speed internet to millions of people around the world.

The big picture: Called Starlink, the project is designed to use thousands of relatively low-cost satellites to provide broadband globally, even to remote areas without access to the internet today. But it will likely take dozens of launches to get the satellite constellation up and running, with many more over the years to keep them functioning — and even then it could contribute to a larger space junk problem.

Quora is somehow worth $2 billion

Quora, the website where random people answer questions posed by other random people, has been valued at $2 billion — 100 times its revenue in 2018, according to Recode.

Why it matters: "It's a financing round that, in the eyes of some Silicon Valley investors, speaks to the high valuation for virtually everything these days in the tech sector," Recode reports.