SanDisk today announced it has acquired MusicGremlin, a privately-held technology company that develops digital content distribution technologies. The acquisition falls under SanDisk’s Sansa audio/video business unit.
“MusicGremlin’s digital distribution platform and capabilities will provide SanDisk with adaptive and innovative technology that will play a key role in the development of future Sansa products for consumers,” said Daniel Schreiber, general manager and senior vice president for SanDisk’s Sansa audio/video business unit.
About MusicGremlin, Inc.
Founded in 2003, MusicGremlin, Inc. develops technologies to enhance the digital content experience. A pioneer in direct-to-device and wireless distribution technologies, in 2006 the company launched a first-of-its-kind portable Wi-Fi digital audio player (the MG-1000 Gremlin) and companion digital music service that includes music from all the major labels and thousands of independents. The Gremlin® device incorporated numerous innovative features, including its push-content Gremlist™ service which allows users access to fresh DJ-programmed content that is automatically updated over a wireless connection. The device also featured the ability for users to program the device and order new content for it via the company’s Website, and to legally and wirelessly share music between devices for the first time. The company also develops technologies, products and features that it seeks to license to partner companies in mobile and other industries.
Via the Sandisk site.