Microsoft has announced its plans to acquire MobiComp, a company that helped pioneer technologies allowing the backup and restoration of mobile data and mobile posting of social content to websites such as Facebook.
MobiComp is a Portugal-based company with expertise in mobile services including MobileKeeper Backup and Restore, MobileKeeper Sharing and Communities, and Active mTicker.
The acquisition will allow Microsoft to offer innovative mobile data protection and sharing services with MobiComp’s expertise.
“People expect their phones to deliver the best experiences from PCs and the web right to their pockets,” said Todd Peters, corporate vice president in the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “Investing 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.”
“Like Microsoft, we’ve always believed in an open and innovative mobile platform and deep industry partnerships,” said Carlos Oliveira, co-founder and CEO of MobiComp. “We’re thrilled that our work over the past eight years can now be extended by partnering with Microsoft’s world-class portfolio of mobile services.”
Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed by Microsoft. However, Microsoft has revealed that MobiComp will continue serving its current customers, which include 11 mobile operators worldwide.