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Google Just Bought a Swarm of Satellites To Make Maps Way Better

Sarah Zhang-, Gawker Media

Google Just Bought a Swarm of Satellites To Make Maps Way Better

Today, Skybox Imaging announced it had been bought by Google for a cool $500 million. Known for its high-resolution satellite imagery and video, Skybox's fleet of satellites could make Google Earth a whole lot crisper-and help fulfill Google's vision of satellite-based internet access.

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Everything Google Stayed Curiously Quiet About At I/O This Year

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Everything Google Stayed Curiously Quiet About At IO This Year

In tech journalism, rumors are like editorial gambits. Some seem like a sure thing, some just smoke and mirrors, while others still are very real but very far off. Earlier this week, I took a good guess at what I thought might pop up at Google I/O 2015. But there were a few things that were curiously missing.Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors and speculation - real and fabricated. BitStream collects all those whispers into one place to deliver your morning buzz.Here's hoping these rumors don't live out the rest of their lives as some mythical Loch Ness tech monster.
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