Google Acquires Canadian Mobile Music Synching Company

Google has purchased Toronto-based PushLife, which helps people easily synch their music collection stored on their PC with their mobile phones, including BlackBerry and Android devices. The software works with either iTunes or Windows Media Player. TechVibes.com is reporting that Google paid about $25 million for the three-year-old company. A Google spokesperson did not comment on the terms, but said: “We believe the team has a wealth of experience building cool mobile applications, and we think they’ll make a great addition to our mobile team.”


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