Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Google acquires another Israeli start-up

Google is at it again.

The tech-giant just scooped up another Israeli start-up, this one called SlickLogin, for an undisclosed amount.

The company is working on a login system that was created as a response to what it called "overly complicated and annoying" security measures. Instead, it uses high-frequency sound waves for a smart-ID login system.

Essentially, you would place your smartphone by your tablet or laptop, which would play something that, using a mix of secret security measures and outputted in a frequency too high to hear, would open the electronic doors.

Interestingly enough, the Tel Aviv-based company hasn't even released a product, and it doesn't have any clients yet. In fact, it only officially launched less than two months ago, so the purchase really just allows Google to scoop up the team's expertise and the technology itself. Or Zelig, Eran Galili and Ori Kabeli are all graduates of the Israel Defence Forces' elite cyber security unit and have spent more than six years working on information security projects.

No word yet on what Google plans to do with the technology, although that's pretty much par for the course with its acquisitions.

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