RealNetworks Acquires Varia Mobile

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RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) confirmed it has acquired Seattle startup Varia Mobile for an undisclosed price. The news was first reported by TechFlash. Varia makes content distribution and publishing software for mobile phones. The startup was founded in 2007 and already has a strategic alliance with RealNetworks. The deal also fits with Real’s increasing focus on the mobile market.

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