Google Buys Quiksee

According to reports in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and elsewhere, Mountain View, CA-based Google has acquired Tel Aviv startup MentorWave Technologies. The company is known for its Quiksee service, which allows users to upload interactive photo and video tours of real-world locations and pin them to online maps. A report in TechCrunch puts the purchase price at $10 million to $12 million. The startup will join Google’s Geo team, which oversees its Google Maps and Google Earth products.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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