Thursday, April 19, 2007

Google Acquires Marratech's Video Conferencing Software

Google has acquired video conferencing software developed by Marratech, a start-up based in Sweden. The software will enable from-the-desktop participation for Googlers in videoconference meetings wherever there's an Internet connection. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Marratech offers an e-meeting, collaboration solution that runs in a browser on Macs, Windows and Linux. As a "virtual office" application it includes whiteboards, multi-party video conferencing, VoIP, instant messaging and encryption.

Marratech's software is based on research from the Centre for Distance-Spanning Technology (CDT) at LuleƄ university of Technology, Sweden.

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