Google to acquire Panoramio photo sharing site

By Justin Mann on
The all-consuming Google has added yet another company to their profile, another in what seems like a never-ending string of buyouts by the search and media giant. Google has picked up a web portal called Panoramio, a photo storage site that allows users to tag a satellite image with an indicator of where a picture was physically taken. The acquisition is not surprising, as Google has already been incorporating Panoramio data into their own programs such as Google Earth.

They certainly aren't shy about their quest for expansion. The addition of Panoramio will give them an even wider audience to advertise to and service. Management for the photo site stated that the acquisition will help existing users reach a wider audience, and probably vice versa. Who will be next in Google's shopping spree?

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