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Motorola acquires geo-services provider Aloqa

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Schaumburg, Ill.—Motorola Inc. has acquired location-based software company Aloqa, whose solutions make use of smartphone user locations and social connections to aid in such marketing activities as location-based offers and event information.

Aloqa is based in Munich, Germany, with a U.S. office in Palo Alto, Calif. Aloqa's solutions will be added to Motorola's Motoblur platform, which permits smartphone users to access social networking sites, e-mail, news and favorite applications.

Aloqa will be part of Motorola's Mobility division, which is set to be spun off from Motorola in the first quarter of 2011. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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