Google acquires Android mobile-data firm Behavio

Behavio's Funf framework gathers data about people and their location by way of their phone and can use it to predict future actions -- places they're most likely to visit next, for example.

Behavio

Google has snapped up Behavio, the fledgling company behind Funf, the Android "open sensing" framework that aimed to provide better access to, and use of information from, smartphones using Google's mobile OS.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Behavio's most notable achievement is the Funf framework, which gathers vast amounts of data about people and their location by way of their phone. By using information about people in combination with other data about their surrounding area, Behavio can better predict their future actions -- for example, places they're most likely to visit next or other patterns of behavior.

Read more of "Google snaps up Android mobile data company Behavio" at ZDNet.

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