Dell buys Zing, wireless access company for digital players

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sansa-8008.jpgDell said it has agreed to buy Zing Systems, a Mountain View, Calif. company that provides wireless download technology for mp3 or digital players. The terms were undisclosed.

Dell said it bought the company (see statement) to help its consumer business, but did not specify what devices would be supported with Zing’s WiFi access technology.

zing-dell.jpgAlthough Zing doesn’t solve the wireless download problem for Apple’s iPod/iPhone, it does it for other mp3 or digital players, such as the Sansa (image left) from Sandisk, and Stiletto satellite radio players from Sirius. We covered the company’s launch here.

It had raised $13 million earlier this year from IDG Ventures Boston and Redpoint Ventures, for a total of just under $20 million in backing.