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Apple acquires startup aimed at managing corporate Macs, iPads

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> has acquired Fleetsmith, a San Francisco-based startup company whose technology helps businesses manage Apple’s Mac and iPad devices among their employee bases.

The move is a push by Apple into the mobile device management industry, a category of business software dominated by players such as Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> and VMware Inc <VMW.N>. Fleetsmith announced the deal in a blog post. Apple confirmed the acquisition, but the companies did not disclose a price.

(Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco)

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