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24 Jul 2012

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DigitalGlobe, GeoEye Leadership Discuss Merger Announcement

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Following months of uncertainty over impending budget cuts to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s EnhancedView commercial imagery program, and unsuccessful bids by both companies to acquire one another, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye announced merger plans July 23.

“This brings together a number of pieces that were separate, where each of the two companies had chosen to make investments in a piece of the total puzzle as opposed to making investments across the board,” said Walter Scott, founder of DigitalGlobe and now the company’s chief technology officer, who discussed the announcement with trajectory via phone.

Read the full story via the trajectory magazine website, the new home of the got geoint? blog.

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