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, which encompasses Motorola’s Mobile Devices and Home businesseswill integrate Zecter’s syncing, desktop integration, video transcoding and thin-file retrieval technologies across its device and Motoblur offerings.
ZumoDrive’s cloud storage product wirelessly syncs playlists, images and other digital content between devices, auto-detects content, and streams content to a number of devices. ZumoCast was launched as a way to avoid cloud storage costs on multiple devices by streaming media libraries to your mobile devices upon demand.
Motorola will also be suspending the new distribution of ZumoCast until the integrations have been completed; however ZumoDrive will be open for new registrations. Existing ZumoCast and ZumoDrive users can continue to use thes 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.