Automattic has made a small acquisition. They are taking Simperium under their wings.
This is not a talent only acquisition. Automattic aims to run Simperium as one of their brands.
Simperium spoke about the acquisition deal:
We’re going to keep expanding Simperium as a tool for building apps. Adding Simperium to apps that can work from a local datastore lets you automatically synchronize data across different instances and platforms. This way of building apps feels natural, a model where the developer can focus purely on the data itself, not networking or APIs. Synchronizing data is just part of the problem though. We’ll be adding better support for things like binary syncing and collaboration, along with a wider variety of client libraries.
Automattic believes that the technologies developed by them can help them improve their own apps related to WordPress blogging platform.