by CIO Staff

Microsoft Acquires MotionBridge Search Company

Feb 13, 20061 min
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Paris-based MotionBridge, a mobile-search company, has been acquired by Microsoft, CNET reports.

The announcement, made Monday, is part of the company’s recent effort to become a known presence in the search market.  Microsoft plans to launch search capabilities along with its Windows Live services initiative, CNET reports.

“The emerging field of mobile search is strategically important and crucial to delivering on our vision for Windows Live of providing a seamless and rich information experience for individuals and businesses across devices,” Christopher Payne, MSN’s corporate vice president, said in a statement.  “With MotionBridge, we are excited to continue to offer mobile operators the tools to maximize the value of their content and data networks, and provide a powerful search engine for mobile users.”

According to CNET, no financial details have been released.  The company plans to utilize MotionBridge’s current services as well as its staff and technology to enhance the mobile capabilities of Windows Live.

Today, Microsoft also announced it would release a BlackBerry-comparable handheld. For more, read Microsoft to Offer BlackBerry Alternative.

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