Recently in the Google Category

According to the Wall Street Journal Greg Wyler, founder of O3b Networks who had left that company for Google, has now reportedly left Google and has been seen at SpaceX though it is unlikely he is working there.

Reports are just out that Google has acquired Skybox Imaging for $500 million nearly half the previously reported acquisition price.

For months now there have been rumours that Google would be building a constellation of "hundreds" of satellites. To this day we've yet to hear from Google which should tell you something.

Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the globe, people familiar with the project said, hoping to overcome financial and technical problems that thwarted previous efforts.

According to Techcrunch Google is close to buying Skybox Imaging for over $1 billion. Skybox has plans for a constellation of 24 satellites of which the first, SkySat-1, went operational November 2013. Skybox released its first HD video last December.