Intel will buy Mashery, a San Francisco manager of APIs that allow public-facing companies to make their services accessible to remote device users. No amount was disclosed in the deal, which Intel confirmed would close sometime in the second quarter.
Until now, Mashery has been a largely behind-the-scenes player that could help a company attract outside developers who would produce applications that make use of the company's services. As part of Intel, it will provide the chip manufacturer with best practices and a more assured way of connecting with users of its security service, chip information resources and other services it offers online.
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