Google may acquire Skybox Imaging, a company with experience in taking incredibly detailed, high-resolution aerial satellite photos, according to TechCrunch. The purchase may cost Google in excess of $1 billion, though that number is fairly common anymore.
The purchase is likely a combination of Google being interested in Skybox’s product (incredibly high resolution photos that can obviously be integrated into Google Maps), as well as their technology: Skybox has created a number of techniques to take these photos and use them to create detailed maps.
The deal was first rumored back in April, and while it hasn’t yet been confirmed by either Google or Skybox, it does seem very likely to go through.
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