Nokia Buys Mobile Analytics Startup Motally

Nokia today purchased Motally, a San-Francisco-based web and mobile software analytics firm, which is a solid step towards improving the Ovi application store. Armed with demographic, application performance and other data, third-party developers can optimize their Qt, Symbian, Meego and Java applications for Nokia devices.

Smaller Startups to Fuel M&A Fire in Mobile Ads This Year

Google and Apple have picked off two of the biggest startups in mobile advertising, but as last week’s tie-up between Amobee and RingRing Media indicates, M&A activity in the space this year will largely center on smaller players. And there will be a lot of it.

Today in Mobile

The mobile ad/analytics space continued to heat up today with the news that Flurry and Pinch Media will join forces. The move will allow the companies to compete more effectively with the ever-increasing number of pure-play startups as well as larger players like AdMob, which is being acquired by Google for $750 million. The space is going to be a lot of fun to watch next year as the field continues to consolidate and entrenched Internet players try to elbow their way in.