Google Inc. is acquiring startup Divide, stepping up efforts to help businesses manage mobile devices.
Divide, which specializes in helping corporations ensure security and controls for wireless devices, will become part of the Android team, Google said in an e-mailed statement today. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
The New York company has raised more than $25 million backers such as Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. A $12 million round was led by Google's venture-capital arm.
Divide, originally known as Enterproid, was founded by former Morgan Stanley executives in an effort to capitalize on the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets. The company has offices in London and Hong Kong.
Google has made several purchases this year. The Internet search company recently acquired Titan Aerospace, the maker of high-altitude, solar-powered satellites that provides customer access to data services around the world. Before that, it made a $50 million investment in Auction.com LLC.