HTC buys Dashwire for $18.5M, gets cloud phone backup and patents | VentureBeat:
"Slowly but surely, HTC is building up its software expertise. The smartphone maker announced this morning that it has acquired Seattle-based Dashwire, creator of a mobile backup and synchronization service for smartphones, for $18.5 million.
Dashwire’s technology will make its way to the company’s HTCSense.com cloud service. But the purchase will also equip HTC with patents that could help it to avoid future squabbles like its current patent battle with Apple."