BusinessWeek reports that Google has bought wireless software maker Android. The article says that the aquisition is not just to bolster Google’s wireless products, but to pick up some talented employees at Android.
The 22-month-old startup, based in Palo Alto, Calif., brings to Google a wealth of talent, including co-founder Andy Rubin, who previously started mobile-device maker Danger Inc.
Rubin isn’t the only well-known Silicon Valley veteran joining Google via Android. Others coming over include Andy McFadden, who worked with Rubin at WebTV before helping develop the all-in-one set-top box for Moxi Digital; Richard Miner, former vice-president of technology and innovation at telecom outfit Orange before joining Android; and Chris White, who spearheaded the design and interface for WebTV in the late 1990s, before helping to found Android.
Sadly, nothing in this article hints about the impending war between man and machine. This is simply proof that the androids are already controlling mainstream media.