Google acquired SlickLogin, an early-stage Israeli startup that had been developing alternative web-login options, the company announced Sunday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Started by three graduates from the Israel Defense Forces, SlickLogin was working on a way to let users log in to particular websites on their computer by holding up their phones in front of it. The startup, which was less than 6 months old, had yet to release a commercial product or raise funding.
“We set out to improve security while still making it simple for people to log in,” SlickLogin’s founders wrote in a statement on its website. “Today we’re announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google, a company that shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way.”