Location-based software developer, Aloqa was purchased by Motorola earlier today with the intent of adding location integration services into Motorola’s Blur interface. Implementation of Aloqa’s software into Blur turns the phone into a semi-personal assistant through offering information about near by events from local stores that are having a sale to concerts and movies that Aloqa fetches. At this moment it is unknown when Aloqa’s services will be rolled in with Blur but we’ll be sure to let you know when it happens. [Motorola]

 
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mrb123 says:

Interesting...

durthquake says:

I have a droid x with "philblur" and i don't see a need for this... i can use layer for that...

jnemesh says:

correct me if I am wrong, but doesnt Android 3.0 totally rid us of Sense, Blur, and all the rest of the "gunk" that they have been layering over the OS? If so, doesnt this make this aquisition pointless?

josuearisty says:

if they want motoblur to succes they should enhance it like Sense or they should forget about it

icebike says:

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offering information about near by events from local stores that are having a sale to concerts and movies that Aloqa fetches.
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Seriously? How many cities are ever going to be covered? This seems like a sop to the big 8 cities in any given country. Nobody else will see coverage of their city in their life time.

jcprunty says:

so does this make the Skyhook lawsuit just vanish now or what?

LOL