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How Uber Uses Bing's Mapping Assets

Remember back in June 2015, when Uber acquired parts of Bing's mapping assets? Along with the acquisition came about 100 Microsoft Bing map tech employees. Now we know how Uber put the tech to work. It seems Uber has "persuaded" the U.S. Department of Commerce to drop image-resolution restrictions on private satellites and, as a result, DigitalGlobe launched its WorldView-3 satellite that can detect images as small as 12 inches across. Stephanie Mlot explains. 

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