Google acquires Widevine (DRM software)
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Consideration: $158 million in cash (Source: Google 10-K)
Google acquires Widevine, a developer of digital rights management software for Web-connected TVs and other devices that protects video content from unauthorized use. The move is designed to boost Google's online video services.
Widevine has raised more than $65 million from investors that include Cisco Systems.
The Widevine acquisition is viewed by Google as a success, being measured how many devices it has reached, and this number doubled in a year,.
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