McAfee Acquires TenCube, Makers of WaveSecure

McAfee is all set to acquire Singapore based TenCube, the company behind WaveSecure, the mobile security app for smart-phones which helps in protecting both device and data of the phone owner.

TenCube was founded by Rishi Kumar, Varun Chatterji and Darius Cheung while studying at NUS, and their first offering was for the Singapore Government & Police network. That didn’t take off well however. Over the years, they matured into a wholesome business model selling WaveSecure to end consumers through direct downloads or bulk deals with telecos and with mobile manufacturers such as Nokia too.

The company raised strategic investment from One97 in February of this month and earlier raised seed fund from Economic Development Board (EDB) and SPRING Singapore.

The acquisition is expected to close in August, 2010.

Google Launches Places API

Google has made it easy for developers to build ‘check-in’ applications by opening up the Places API, a new service that will allow applications to search for Places, and obtain detailed information about individual places selected by users.

We are going to focus initially on check-in applications. These are the applications that we feel the API currently caters to well, and we are excited to work with developers building these applications to understand their requirements, and ensure that we are offering them the best possible experience. – Google blog.

Google ‘Overestimated’ its China Blockage

Because of the way we measure accessibility in China, it’s possible that our machines could overestimate the level of blockage. That seems to be what happened last night when there was a relatively small blockage. It appears now that users in China are accessing our properties normally. Please also note that the dashboard is not a real time tool.”  – via

Seems Google is accessible from China and has confirmed that the search engine isn’t blocked in China.

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