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Google buys second Israeli start-up

09-14-2010 10:06 BJT

JERUSALEM, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Search giant Google said that it is buying its second Israeli start-up, Quiksee, in a deal estimated at 10 million U.S. dollars, local daily Haaretz reported on Monday.

Quiksee (MentorWave Technologies) is a location-based service that provides "customized immersive visual experiences," according to their LinkedIn page.

The firm allows web surfers to create "virtual tours that include rich-media, multimedia, annotations, links and video," said the company's website.

Quiksee's application appears to be a close-up refinement of Google's existing "Street View" service, which lets viewers view street level images of cities and sites worldwide.

The three-man company was established in 2002.

Google acquired LabPixies in April for 25 million dollars. The company designs widgets and social media applications for mobile phones, including the iPhone and Android handsets.

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Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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