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Microsoft's Buys Out Map Maker Vexcel

To boost its local search and online mapping services, Microsoft has acquired a company that makes products for creating maps from aerial and satellite photographs. Microsoft on Thursday announced its acquisition of Vexcel Corp. without disclosing the deal's financial details. Microsoft expects that Vexcel's products and technologies will strengthen its Windows Live Local service for finding local business listings and displaying online maps.

News source: InfoWorld

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