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HTC buys stake, patent deal in cross-platform SyncTV service

03/26, 12:10pm

HTC stake in SyncTV signals video service plans

HTC on Monday bought a 20 percent stake in SyncTV for what could be a sign of larger content ambitions. The deal comes partly in return for patent licenses from SyncTV's parent Intertrust Technologies and gives it access to SyncTV's techniques for digital copy protection. The exact aims weren't mentioned other than a "broad strategic technology partnership" between the two sides.

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