Google Inc. has quietly established a growing foothold in Waterloo, Ont. — the home of Research In Motion Ltd. — following the stealth acquisition of a wireless startup last summer, as well as plans to staff up a recently established research and development facility.
Google disclosed yesterday it acquired Reqwireless Inc., which makes Web browser and e-mail software for wireless devices — although the small wireless company’s products are no longer available for purchase.
“We acquired Reqwireless because of the talented engineers and great technology,” Google said yesterday in an e-mail statement to the Financial Post. “We’re thrilled to have them here.” Google declined to provide details about how much it paid for Reqwireless or how many employees it has.
Source: Financial Post