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Google Buying Satellite Company Named Skybox Imaging
mrengine



 
Msg#: 4678838 posted 7:22 pm on Jun 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Google Inc. agreed to buy satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash, its latest of several moves into space as it searches for new sources of information and ways to deliver that data to more people.

Source: [nasdaq.com...]

 

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Msg#: 4678838 posted 11:46 am on Jun 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

It seems Google wanted this to help keep its imagery up-to-date, and to give it Internet capability from the satellite

Here's Google's announcement.
[investor.google.com...]

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Msg#: 4678838 posted 10:50 pm on Jun 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

They've run a search engine for 16 years or so but still can't tell a square red widget from a round black one. And now they want to put satellites into orbit?

Think I'll buy a stainless steel umbrella.

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Msg#: 4678838 posted 1:54 pm on Jun 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

>Think I'll buy a stainless steel umbrella.

What happened to the tin foil hat? ;)

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