London, Oct 18: Tech giant Apple has reportedly purchased a web app design firm backed by pop star Justin Timberlake.
Apple acquired Particle, a San Francisco firm that creates HTML 5 web applications, for its staff last month.
According to Cnet, Justin Timberlake is an investor and helped fund short social video service Robo.to, which Particle created.
Sources with knowledge of the deal did not know the selling price.
The company, formed in 2008, has done HTML5 work for Google, Motorola, Amazon, Yahoo, Sony, and Apple.
According to the report, the group has also created some ‘labs’ projects including Intervue.me, an asynchronous video interviewing project. (ANI)