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ISRO to Launch Google’s Skybox Satellite This Year

February 12, 2015By

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Google’s Skybox Imaging satellite by the end of this year, according to The Asian Age. ISRO will launch its first U.S. satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, according to the news brief. Google acquired Skybox Imaging in August of 2014 to develop advanced GPS mapping using its own network of satellites, according to... read more

Mid-Year Report on Location Market: Privacy, Google, and AT&T

June 25, 2014By

Half the year is over. It’s gone. Now it’s time to figure out where the location industry is going for the remainder of the year. One analyst (actually, several) believe that the industry, fueled by indoor location and place-based advertising, is around $14 billion right now — with no place to go but up — given some bump in consumer... read more

Google Acquires Satellite-Imaging Startup for $500M

June 25, 2014By
A Skybox satellite image of Tampa, Florida.

Google enhanced its online mapping service by acquiring Mountain View, California-based Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash. Sources say both Google and Facebook are purchasing satellite and drone companies in an attempt to expand into other market areas. One of the ways Google will be leveraging Skybox is in disaster relief and to improve Internet access in remote areas,... read more

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