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Google buys secretive Silicon Valley start-up, Android

android.gifGoogle has acquired a Palo Alto start-up called Android, a two year old company that makes software for mobile phones, but little more is known, according to Business Week. A peak at the site suggests it deals with location technology. The purchase brings to Google co-founder Andy Rubin, who previously launched Silicon Valley's Danger, maker of the Hiptop device.


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I can't believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $52284. Isn't that crazy!

Betsy Markum on November 16, 2005 8:47 AM
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