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Synacor acquires Carbyn

May 1, 2012

Synacor, the technology platform enabling cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies to deliver digital entertainment, has acquired Carbyn, the HTML5 Platform that delivers a unified experience for apps across Net-connected devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and connected TVs.

Through this acquisition, Synacor will be able to offer customers a branded platform where their subscribers can enjoy a variety of content and HTML5 applications including video, music, games, newspapers, and magazines seamlessly by signing into their account on any device regardless of operating system (OS) or browser. Carbyn fills a gap in the marketplace and is a vital piece of Synacor’s TV Everywhere content strategy. Josh Constine of TechCrunch says Synacor and Carbyn “are a great fit, a veritable match made in the cloud.”

“Through our acquisition of Carbyn, Synacor is extending our platform to more devices and more screens than ever before. Now our customers can build apps once, yet have their consumers enjoy them across all connected devices,” said Ron Frankel, Synacor CEO.

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