"Google agreed on Tuesday to buy Skybox Imaging, a provider of high-quality satellite images, for $500 million, as the technology giant continues to work on fulfilling its lofty ambitions for its Internet offerings.Google to Buy Skybox Imaging for $500 Million - NYTimes.com
Initially, Skybox will help improve Google’s dominant mapping service. But over time, the five-year-old start-up and its ability to launch relatively cheap satellites could aid a bigger Google goal: expanding its Internet service offerings."
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Google to Buy Skybox Imaging for $500 Million - NYTimes.com
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