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Motricity Buying InfoSpace Mobile Biz

9:05 AM -- Most of the reports on Motricity Inc. 's $135 million buyout of InfoSpace Inc. 's mobile business seem to focus on how the deal will affect the search company's bottom line.

What's really pretty interesting for content heads, however, is the portfolio that content management Motricity is building itself as the industry gears up for the next wave of the mobile Internet. InfoSpace brings mobile search to the party.

This is where it starts to get interesting, since Motricity has until now been largely concerned with mobile portals and wireless 'storefronts.' The buyout will bring it closer to what Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), and others want to do in the mobile world.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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