Motricity Lays Off 250, Plans To Sell PocketGear

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Motricity, the parent company of software store PocketGear.com, has laid off 250 of its employees and plans to sell PocketGear as part of a restructuring of the company’s businesses.

Motricity formerly also operated PalmGear, an online software store for Garnet OS devices, however this site was merged into PocketGear late last year as a cost-cutting measure for the company, which had seen PalmGear revenues decline.

Local media outlet WRAL Raleigh/Durham is reporting that the company plans to move its headquarters from Durham, North Carolina to Bellvue, Washington. The 250 layoffs leave a remaining workforce of 100 at the company’s HQ, however a company spokesperson says that the operations remaining in Durham will be less than that.

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