It has taken a while for Microsoft to challenge Google head on, but it seems like it is coming soon.  Along with their new search engine, The Inquirer reports on their purchase of a satellite imaging company, Vexel.  There are few details as of yet, but Vexel seems to bring some interesting 3D imagery to the deal.

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“Virtual Earth is MS’ answer to Google Earth and aims “to realize Bill Gates’ vision of a vibrant, immersive Internet-based representation of the real world that provides the best mapping and local search experience for consumers, businesses and government”, or, as we prefer to say, “make more money”.”

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