Google Buys Skybox Imaging: Maps Will Benefit, Maybe Internet Access Later?
|source: Business Insider|
The immediate application likely will be to improve the granularity of Google Maps images. But some speculate the phone-book-sized satellites might eventually play some role in satellite-delivered Internet access as well.
The $500 million acquisition might also eventually help Google supply low-cost internet access in underserved regions
The expansion into satellites comes two months after Google bought drone maker Titan Aerospace, a move that might also ultimately have some application for Internet access, but immediately should help Google improve the images presented as part of Google Maps.