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Nokia buys U.S. mobile analytics firm Motally

HELSINKI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia NOK1V.HE, has agreed to buy small, privately held wireless analytics service provider Motally Inc., aiming to improve its offering to mobile software developers.

Nokia did not disclose the value of the acquisition, but said the U.S. firm -- whose service gives developers and publishers better information on the usage of their software -- employs eight people.

Nokia has struggled to battle with Apple AAPL.O and Google GOOG.O for the attention of mobile software developers, whose software is increasingly important in the cellphone market. (Reporting by Tarmo Virki; editing by Simon Jessop)

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