Confirmed: Motorola Mobility Acquires Cloud Storage Startup Zecter
It’s a done deal. As we reported yesterday, Motorola subsidiary Motorola Mobility has acquired cloud storage startup Zecter. Y Combinator-backed Zecter is best known for developing cloud streaming and storage services ZumoDrive and ZumoCast. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but we hear from sources that Motorola is buying all of Zecter’s products, technology and the team including founder David Zhao.
Motorola says that Zecter’s technologies will be used to “enhance Motorola Mobility’s mobile content experience” by allowing users to access their content on a variety of devices. According to the release issued by the company, Motorola Mobility will integrate Zecter’s syncing, desktop integration, video transcoding and thin-file retrieval technologies across its device and Motoblue offerings.
Motorola will also be suspending the new distribution of Zecter’s products until the integrations have been completed; however existing ZumoCast and ZumoDrive users can continue to user this services.
This latest acquisition adds to Motorola’s recent buying spree. Over the past few months, Motorola has acquired connected home software developer 4Home, location based mobile software startup Aloqa and reportedly bought 280 North in August.