DigitalGlobe Crowdsourcing Tech Used in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has launched a program with its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to help in the search of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jetliner that went missing on Saturday. The FirstLook subscription service works to compate pre- and post-event satellite imagery for emergency management functions, the company said Monday. Two DigitalGlobe satellites have collected images of the search...

DigitalGlobe Buys Digital Imagery Provider Spatial Energy; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

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Jeffrey Tarr DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has moved to grow its presence in the oil and gas market by acquiring digital imagery provider Spatial Energy for an undisclosed amount. Energy companies use Spatial Energy’s geospatial tools and services to manage exploration and production projects, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday. Jeffrey Tarr, CEO of DigitalGlobe, said the company intends for the Spatial...

DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery Used to Monitor Forests in Russia and India

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DigitalGlobe has announced that the company is seeing a spike in the demand for its satellite imagery offerings in the inventory and protection of a county’s natural resources. The company said that some of its recent customers for forestry mapping and monitoring include India and Russia, DigitalGlobe said Thursday. Russia has renewed its high-resolution satellite imagery contract with DigitalGlobe’s...

DigitalGlobe Buys Crowdsourcing Firm Tomnod

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has acquired crowdsourcing technology company Tomnod for an undisclosed amount in a move to add Tomnod’s information capture and validation services to its portfolio. DigitalGlobe’s analytics teams will gather data from Tomnod’s crowdsourced earth observation imagery information and aim to provide clients insights from that information, DigitalGlobe said...

GovCon Wire Tracks The Latest Industry Deals, Remakings

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The mission of Government Contracting Wire, the long-form name of what readers know as GovCon Wire, is to give readers the latest up-to-the-minute information on business activity of the sector’s largest firms. GovCon Wire keeps readers abreast of the latest mergers and acquisitions in the GovCon space and gives readers the executive’s perspective on their companies’ strategies for...

DigitalGlobe, GeoEye Complete Merger; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

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DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and  (NASDAQ: GEOY) have completed their $900 million cash-and-stock merger, DigitalGlobe said Thursday. Both companies announced the transaction in July 2012, saying they are aiming to grow in the commercial and international markets and depend less on the U.S. government for revenue. “I look forward to working closely with our board of directors, our leadership and...

Report: DOJ Could Approve DigitalGlobe-GeoEye Merger This Month

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The proposed $900 million cash-and-stock merger between DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) is expected to receive regulatory approval later this month, Reuters reports. Andrea Shalal-EsaEmployment Standards Administration and Diane Bartz report the U.S. Justice Department could wrap up its review of the transaction by mid-January but could delay action after William Baer was sworn...

GeoEye Shareholders OK DigitalGlobe Merger

Shareholders at GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) voted at a special meeting Monday to approve the company’s $900 million merger with DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI). According to GeoEye, 98.3 percent of the shares voting at meeting voted in favor of the merger, representing 77.2 percent of that company’s total outstanding shares of common stock as of the meeting. GeoEye said the transaction still requires...

GeoEye Revenue Up 2% Over 9 Months; Matt O’Connell Comments

Matt O’Connell GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) announced financial results for the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year, ended Sept. 30, 2012. The company reported $264.8 million in revenue for the first nine months of the fiscal year, representing a 2 percent increase over the $259.6 million from the prior year period. CEO Matt O’Connell said in the release the company’s service level agreement...

GeoEye Schedules Shareholder Vote on DigitalGlobe Merger

GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) shareholders will meet in a special session Dec. 3 to vote on the company’s proposed merger with DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI). In a release, GeoEye said the meeting will take place at 11 a.m. at its Herndon, Va. headquarters. Shareholders of record as of the close of business Oct. 29 will receive notice of the meeting and hold the right to vote at the special meeting. The boards...

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