Google acquires sound technology startup Redux

Google’s parent company Alphabet has reportedly acquired sound technology startup Redux. Founded out of Cambridge in 2013, Redux creates technology that uses vibrations to turn the surfaces of phones or tablets into speakers or to provide haptic feedback. On Redux’s website, now shut down, the company boasts that it has 177 total patents, 115 of which have been granted. Its acquisition provides another weapon to Google’s arsenal as the Pixel battles it out with the iPhone in the smartphone market.

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