Google buying satellite maker for $US500m (10)

News.com.au 2014.06.11 02:34
AAP GOOGLE is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world. The $US500 million ($A541 million) acquisition announced on Tuesday initially will provide Google with the means to improve the quality and immediacy of the satellite imagery used in its digital maps.
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