Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Aug 2011 12:04 UTC
Google Okay once again I'm breaking my own one-week time-off from OSNews due to, you know, taking a break and being too busy with other things, but this one is big - very big. Also, only the second time in OSNews history we've used the 'breaking'-tag. Google has just announced it is going to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion (more here). While providing Google with a dedicated mobile phone business, it also gives Google ownership of one of the most valuable mobile technology patent portfolios in existence. Update: Responses from the Android ecosystem are positive. HTC: "We welcome the news of today's acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem." Sony Ericsson & LG: "We welcome Google's commitment to defending Android and its partners."
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RE[4]: Motorola?
by Neolander on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Motorola?"
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Well... Not a regular visitor of that website, but on a quick look it does seem pretty suspicious
-> The "About" page explicitly mentions "Apple" as one of the main topics. The other topics that are mentioned are relatively vague (technology, motorcycles, San Francisco).
-> The main columnist's web page only mentions "AppleInsider" as other media outlets at which this person has worked.
-> A significant part of that page is about the Apple software and services being used to make this website.
-> Half of the visitors use a Mac, which is far beyond the normal market share, even on a website. Cognitive dissonance theory tells us that this means that the contents of the website makes Mac users comfortable.
-> Quickly browsing through the archives shows me a list of articles that all, without a single exception, are good news about Apple, or advocating the Apple view of things on an Apple-related debate.

At a glance at least, it seems that this website is to be put next to the Daring Fireball, in the family of "RDF repeaters".

Edited 2011-08-16 16:54 UTC

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