Motorola Mobility has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 4Home, a developer of a patented software and services platform that bridges the gap between the consumer and the devices that deliver services and information in today’s connected home. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of the year.

4Home delivers connected home services through its carrier-grade software platform, ControlPoint. These services include energy management, home security and monitoring, media management and home health. ControlPoint is based on a customizable design, using open standards that allow partners to develop new services that utilize the growing number of connected devices in the home.

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AVODs may be getting all the buzz, but Scripps is banking on free, over-the-air broadcast, with its just-announced $2.65bln acquisition of ION Media

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