No stranger to big acquisitions, Google is said to be interested in Satellite start-up Skybox. The deal, reportedly worth $1 billion, would roll the service in-house, and likely keep a good portion of Skybox’s staff with Google. The satellite firm was last valued at roughly $700 million last year. Skybox uses satellites to offer up high-resolution imagery of Earth, much like Google does for Maps. The difference is, Skybox is just plain better at it. Google also relies on outs
Google executive Eric Schmidt discusses the future of technology as part of a a three-day conference in honor of the centennial of the birth of Alan Turing, the father of computer science. Featured speakers at the conference, in addition to Schmidt, include eight winners of the Turing Award (the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in the field of computer science).
Schmidt is introduced by Robert Sedgewick,the William O. Baker '39 Professor in Computer Science, Princeton. Both Sch