Google buys Canadian wireless-software company

Google has acquired Reqwireless, a small Canadian company that makes Web browser and e-mail software for use on wireless devices, according to the Financial Post.

Google also has posted openings for software engineers and developers in Reqwireless' home town of Waterloo, Ontario, the report said.

Terms of the deal, sealed last summer, were not disclosed.

Waterloo is home to Research In Motion, maker of the popular BlackBerry handheld device.

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