Google Acquires DRM Expert

A company that specializes in "DRM, video optimization, digital copy protection, and conditional access" will now be the property of Google.  Late last week, Google agreed to acquire Widevine Technologies for an undisclosed amount.

Widevine is no inconsequential startup.  The organization’s been around since 1999, and as of today, its customers include AT&T, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Dish Network, LG, Motorola,, Netflix, and Samsung (among other important corporations).