Motorola to Buy Dreampark for Undisclosed Sum
Motorola Mobility today announced its intent to purchase a Swedish company called Dreampark. Dreampark creates software that uses open standards such as HTML and scalable vector graphics to repackage video content and distribute it to a number of different devices, including mobile phones and television sets. Dreampark will be folded into Motorola Mobility's Converged Experiences business. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of the year. This is Motorola's fifth acquisition and/or investment in a media delivery software company this year.
Motorola Offering Free Projector Mod with Moto Z2 Force Purchase
Motorola today said consumers who purchase the new Moto Z2 Force at any time between now and September 10 will receive a free projector Moto Mod. Consumers can buy the Z2 Force via any channel, such as a wireless carrier, electronics store, or Motorola.com.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
Lenovo Reveals Moto Strategy for 2016
At an event at Mobile World Congress this week, Motorola unit President Rick Osterloh gave an update on the integration of Motorola Mobility into Lenovo, and gave new information on some future plans. The mobility unit of the company is now profitable.
Lenovo to Slash 3,200 Jobs After Motorola Sales Slide
Lenovo today said it plans to reduce its headcount by as many as 3,200, or about 10%, as it looks to reduce expenses. The company reported earnings and said sales across its various business units dropped by 9% during the quarter.