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Google Making Massive Cuts At Motorola

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2012 | Technology

(Corrects to Motorola's mobile devices unit lost money, paragragh 6) * One-third of jobs lost will be in the United States ...

Google Closes Its Largest Deal Ever

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 07.22.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has completed its $12.5 billion purchase of device maker Motorola Mobility in a deal that poses new challenges for the I...

U.S. Green-Lights Google's Massive $12.5 Billion Purchase

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google's $12.5 billion bid to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility has won approvals from U.S. and European antitrust regulator...

Google's $12.5 Billion Deal Approved In Europe

Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google Inc won unconditional EU regulatory approval on Monday for its planned $12.5 billion pu...

Google Says $12.5 Billion Acquisition Won't Stifle Competition

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google will pledge to license on fair and reasonable terms the patents it acquires through buying Motorola Mobility, said a perso...

Google's Biggest Deal Ever Faces Rare Second Investigation

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 11.29.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Justice Department is taking a closer look at Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobili...

Googorola One Week Later: What's it Really About?

Michael Boland | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology
Michael Boland

We're about a week into the news and opinion cycle following Google's bid to acquire Motorola's Mobility group for $12.5 billion in cash. But lots of coverage has missed the point.

Motorola Mobility Sued For $12.5 Billion

Bloomberg Businessweek | Andrew Harris | Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and its chief executive officer, Sanjay Jha, were sued by a shareholder claiming they failed to get the best price whe...

Patent Wars and Blackmail in Silicon Valley

Glenn B. Manishin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Glenn B. Manishin

While the executives at Google have nothing to fear personally from these patent wars, others seem to have a lot at risk.

The Innovation Age Starts Now: Let's Make it Matter

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Heidi Sinclair

We are no longer in the Information Age. We are now in the Innovation Age. Innovation by nature is a state of constant change. We need to understand that impact, and ensure that innovation is seen as an engine for positive progress globally.

Guess Who Else Wanted To Buy Motorola?

GigaOm | Om Malik | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology

Google may not have had much of a choice when it came to buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. If it didn’t, someone else would have and that ...

Bianca Bosker

Why Google Wants To Buy Motorola Mobility | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

Google's decision to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the search giant's largest acquisition to date, underscores a major shift in Google's st...

Google/Android Patent Wars Highlight Need for Compulsory Licensing of Patents

James Love | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology
James Love

The romantic notion of an individual inventor is not appropriate for industries like the computer, software or mobile phone markets, where collaboration and adherence to standards are key to success.

11 Things Google Didn't Buy

Posted 10.15.2011 | Comedy

Companies are people, too, and just like a kid with an allowance, there's a finite number of things they can buy at one time. When Google announced th...

Google Buys Rat Poison

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology
Jeff Jarvis

The Google/Motorola deal is lawyer repellent. Or rat poison, if you prefer. It is a tragic and wasteful byproduct of our screwed-up patent system. Nevertheless, this is good for Google and Android and its ecosystem.

Why Google Wants Motorola Mobility

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and PETER SVENSSON | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — It may be the boldest move yet by a company known for being audacious: Google is spending $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility...

Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

This story has been updated. Google announced early Monday morning that it will acquire smartphone maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cas...