Dell buys multimedia firm Zing

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 07 2007 @ 14:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dell today announced they've acquired Zing, a company specialised in audio syncing and streaming products for mobile devices:
Zing provides software that allows portable media players to play, store and navigate music from streaming audio feeds.

Hardware vendors that use Zing software include SanDisk and Sirius.

The company was founded by Tim Bucher, a former Apple executive who is credited with overseeing the development of the Mac Mini. Zing is based in Mountain View, California and is privately held.

Terms of the deal and an expected closing date for the acquisition were not disclosed.

Dell is being similarly secretive about its plans for Zing, saying only that the software would be used for "improving the entertainment experiences".

The acquisition is the latest move in Dell's ongoing campaign to revamp its consumer offerings after falling behind rival HP in the home PC market.
>/blockquote> Source: VNU Net


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