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Motorola scoops up location-based software firm

Motorola Inc. said Thursday it has acquired a company that develops location-based software for smartphone devices.

Terms of the deal with Aloqa GmbH, which has offices in Munich, Germany and Palo Alto, Calif., were not disclosed. Aloqa makes a mobile phone application that delivers content to a device based on where its owner is located. A person might receive discounts on local businesses or information about nearby events, Motorola said. Get the full story »

Motorola backing away from Motoblur

Motorola is backing away from trying to market and promote its Motoblur feature, a Web-based service that aggregates updates from social-networking platforms and streams them to a phone, CEO Sanjay Jha said. “With Motoblur we have found that being able to convey the value proposition around Motoblur is not an easy thing to do in a 30-second ad spot,” Jha said on the company’s earnings call with analysts. Get the full story >>