Friday, July 01, 2005

InformationWeek > MSN Search > Orbimage To Provide Microsoft With Satellite Images Of Earth > June 30, 2005

InformationWeek > MSN Search > Orbimage To Provide Microsoft With Satellite Images Of Earth > June 30, 2005: "Orbimage Inc. has agreed to provide satellite pictures of Earth for Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming MSN Virtual Earth service, which would eventually have access to photos that could show manhole covers in Manhattan, an Orbimage spokesman said Thursday.
Virtual Earth, which is scheduled to launch this summer, would compete with Google Inc.'s Google Earth service, launched in beta Tuesday. Both companies plan to integrate satellite images of places in their local-search services. "
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