Motorola announced the acquisition of Aloqa GmbH, a privately-held developer of location-based software and technologies for use with smartphones. Motorola has added Aloqa to its nascent Motorola Mobility unit, which is comprised of Motorola's Mobile Devices and Home business. Motorola Mobility is expected to be officially spun off from Motorola in 1Q 2011.
More specifically, Aloqa will help to enhance Motorola's MOTOBLUR service, which allows users to access Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and other data from one location on their mobile device's home screen. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.