Motorola Mobility seems to be snapping up startups in advance of its planned spin-off from parent company Motorola early next year. Today, it announced that it’s acquiring Zecter, which develops applications for storing your media online and streaming it to other devices.
The deal was first reported last night by TechCrunch, which said Motorola was “close to acquiring” the Mountain View, Calif.-based company. Today, Zecter published a blog post claiming the two companies share a vision to “create a seamless way for people to share content across multiple devices,” and that Zecter can better achieve that goal using “Motorola’s brand and distribution.”
Zecter said the Motorola acquisition won’t prevent the company from offering apps on non-Motorola platforms. It will continue development on ZumoDrive, which is a file storage and syncing service, for iOS (that’s iPhone and iPad), Android, and webOS devices. ZumoCast, a service for streaming media from your computer to other devices, will temporarily stop accepting new users.
Back in September, Motorola Mobility acquired location-based startup Aloqa.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zecter’s investors include Ram Shriram, Tandem Entrepreneurs, VeriFone CEO Douglas Bergero, and incubator Y Combinator.