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Google buys Satellite Maker Skybox

Google said on Tuesday it had bought Skybox Imaging, a company that provides high-resolution photos using satellites, for $500 million in cash.

Go onto Vimeo and do a search for what Skybox can do. Whoa.

A sample:

Google Pays $500M for Satellite Maker Skybox, for Photos and Eventually Internet Access
Those cameras up in the sky can see quite a lot.


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