Microsoft To Buy Mobile Backup Company, MobiComp
â€œPeople expect their phones to deliver the best experiences from PCs and the Web right to their pockets,â€Â stated Todd Peters, Corporate VP of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business unit. â€œInvesting in the right solutions from companies like MobiComp will extend the capabilities of Windows Mobile and Windows Live to help us provide the most innovative and seamless way to stay connected.â€
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be acquiring MobiComp.Â MobiComp is a company that is known for the backing up and restoring of data on mobile phones.Â MobiComp is also known for having the ability to post media to social networks and it’s Active mTicker product.Â
â€œWeâ€™re extremely pleased with this announcement, which reflects our countryâ€™s leadership in innovative technology,â€ stated Nuno Duarte, General Manager of Microsoft in Portugal. â€œIt highlights the success of our prime ministerâ€™s economic policies and serves as proof of Microsoftâ€™s commitment to the partnership signed between Portugalâ€™s government and Bill Gates two years ago. Following several top companywide awards for Microsoft Portugal, this is further evidence of our visibility in Microsoftâ€™s worldwide efforts.â€
The acquisition price was undisclosed.Â MobiComp is based in Braga, Portugal.Â Some of MobiComp’s partners include Ericsson, Gemalto, HP, mFormation Technologies, Nokia, and IBM.
â€œLike Microsoft, weâ€™ve always believed in an open and innovative mobile platform and deep industry partnerships,â€ stated Carlos Oliveira, co-founder/CEO of MobiComp. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled that our work over the past eight years can now be extended by partnering with Microsoftâ€™s world-class portfolio of mobile services.â€
Why is Microsoft buying the company straight up?Â The deal sort of complements their acquisition of Danger Inc. in February 2008.Â Perhaps Microsoft is getting ready to take on Android and iPhone’s O/S.
MobiComp’s website is available at: www.mobicomp.comThis article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry