Google’s Skybox Eye-in-the-Sky Acquisition

by Bill Slawski
As part of the regular business analysis that I do on an ongoing basis, I like to keep an eye out for acquisitions made by search engines, and look at the technology that those companies being acquired have filed patents for. When I heard about Google's acquisition of Skybox, I jumped to the assumption that low-level orbiting satellites might be used in a manner similar to Go ...Read the full article

  • Skybox will let tell you if you left the porch light on $GOOG - 4 readers, 2 Tweets - Google's purchase of satellite firm Skybox for just $500 million, writes columnist Christopher Mims, could have a bigger impact on the search company's bottom line and on the world than any other recent high-tech acquisition.