AOL to buy mobile software firm Wildseed

America Online (AOL) today agreed to acquire mobile customization software company Wildseed for an undisclosed sum. Wildseed will be part of one of the AOL Wireless Group. Wildseed makes phone-personalization software for device makers, wireless service providers, and content providers. Insiders speculate that AOL will use Wildseed's software to help it push its user experience onto more handsets. AOL could use Wildseed's software to help it compete with rivals like Yahoo and Google that are aggressively pushing into the mobile market.

For more on the AOL deal for Wildseed:
- read this article from today's USA Today

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