News.com.au 2014.06.11 02:34
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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