With the Motorola Mobility acquisition tucked away in Google’s pocket, changes that should help Motorola regain its foothold in the mobile industry are starting to take place. The New York Times is reporting that Motorola will start by trimming its global workforce by 20 percent, resulting in the termination of nearly 4,000 employees. The ... Read More »
Goodbye, Moto. And thank you for a wonderful 85 years of business.
After China removed the last hurdle to Google’s takeover of Motorola Mobility, we knew it was only a matter of time before Google deemed the acquisition process complete. As part of the completed acquisition, Motorola Mobility will cease trading ... Read More »
As expected, the European Commission rendered their verdict on the pending merger between Google and Motorola Mobility, and the verdict brings good news for the Mountain View company. The European Commission was likely to be one of the biggest hurdles Googorola would need to overcome to get the deal approved, and Europe today ... Read More »
Googorola is set to become a reality as early as next week, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The $12.5 Billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google will gain approval by the Justice Department, though antitrust enforcers still show concerns over how Google will license some of the patents it will acquire ... Read More »
Google shocked the tech world last year when they announced that they would acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Shareholders already approved the deal and many in the industry assume it will go through, but there are still a few hurdles left to clear before it becomes official. Motorola provided an ... Read More »
Motorola Mobility’s shareholders have voted, and they gave the Googorola deal two thumbs up. Motorola Mobility released a statement this morning, revealing that 99 percent of the 74 percent of shares represented at a Special Meeting of Stockholders voted in favor of the Google and Motorola Mobility acquisition agreement, which would give current shareholders $40.00 ... Read More »
Whenever Google is put in the hot seat and questioned on the future of the company in a post-Motorola purchase world, they give the same answer: “We won’t play favorites in the way people are concerned about.” Every time I see this, I can’t help but wonder why Google, (or Schmidt, in this case) leaves ... Read More »
When Google first acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion, there was a lot of back and forth on why the Big G made the purchase. The general consensus was that it’s all about the patents; the hardware was just an added bonus Google might not even want. In fact speculation was that Google is so much ... Read More »
It seems South Korean-based Samsung and LG are being urged to dump Android. The Motley Fool reports that the two companies have been asked by the government of South Korea to ditch Android in favor of joining with a “coalition of other South Korean companies” building their own mobile operating system.
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Has it sunk in yet? Google has seriously bought Motorola Mobility. And all the hardware manufacturing, software development, patents and talent that come with it. Apple and Microsoft payed $4 billion for less than half that amount of patents alone. Google has pulled a “rope-a-dope,” has “sandbagged” their rivals, and boy do I ... Read More »