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Google Acquires Sound-Based Password Startup SlickLogin

To make passwords more secure and not to be hacked easily, the internet and search giant Google is reported to be acquiring SlickLogin, which is an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an “acqui-hiring deal”, which means SlickLogin’s staff and knowledge will be integrated into Google.

la-fi-tn-google-10-gigabit-internet-20140214-001SlickLogin has confirmed the deal on its website Sunday, but it has not disclosed the finacial figure for this deal.

“Today we’re announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google,” Xinhua quoted the three founders of the young start-up as saying. They added that Google “shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating… We couldn’t be more excited to join their efforts.”

SlickLogin was founded less than a year ago. The company is based on a novel idea to enable end users to log-in easily into password-protected websites by using a uniquely generated sound.The company is yet to launch a commercial product and therefore this deal actually represents an acquisition of the technology itself.

This is an attempt by Google to remain ahead of others and utilise the spade-work done by SlickLogin to utilise sound-based password in its products. Google may use the new technolgy as it is or get it further refined by providing useful inputs to the acquired team of SlickLogin.

(With inputs from Agencies)



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