Google takes over Portuguese photography company

Portuguese panoramic photography company Digisfera has been taken over by Google.

The deal has been confirmed by the company on its website.

“We’re excited to share that Digisfera is joining Google. We started Digisfera almost five years ago and have had the opportunity to work in many interesting projects involving 360º photography over the years,” reads the message on the website’s homepage.

It goes on to reveal that the company will be joining the Street View team at Google to “continue building great experiences using 360º photography”.
How much the company was taken over for has not been revealed.

As online technology portal TekSapo points out, Digisfera has been a part of big events, having taken panoramic photos of the Maracanã Stadium in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup, as well as of American president Barack Obama taking office.

It was run by father and son duo António and Manuel Cabral.

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