Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jan 2014 22:25 UTC, submitted by bowkota

Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, giving the Chinese smartphone manufacturer a major presence in the US market. Lenovo will buy Motorola for $2.91 billion in a mixture of cash and stock. Google will retain ownership of the vast majority of Motorola's patents, while 2,000 patents and a license on the remaining patents will go to Lenovo. Lenovo will pay Google $660 million in cash, $750 million in stock, with the remaining $1.5 billion paid out over the next three years.


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RE[6]: Patents?
by puenktchen on Fri 31st Jan 2014 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Patents?"
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"PowerPC... still being sold ? Apple ditched out PowerPC for a reason.

Only Unix/Linux servers, i.e. high dollar big iron. It is no longer PowerPC though, just Power Systems.

No, PowerPC processors still power 4 of the 10 fastest computers of the world:

Also your router, home server, washing machine etc. might use a ppc processor. Not as successful as ARM but maybe still more prevalent than X86.

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