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: OH REALLY THANK YOU
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Aug 2011 14:01 UTC in reply to "OH REALLY THANK YOU"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Second time in our 14-years history we've used an all-caps headline.

I think we're cool.

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RE[2]: OH REALLY THANK YOU
by flanque on Tue 16th Aug 2011 02:35 in reply to "RE: OH REALLY THANK YOU"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

All your cool belongs to Thom.

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RE[2]: OH REALLY THANK YOU
by Budd on Wed 17th Aug 2011 13:56 in reply to "RE: OH REALLY THANK YOU"
Budd Member since:
2005-07-08

To be fair, you were not here 14 years ago. Hell, you weren't here not even 10 years ago. So is not "our" (as in you & OSNews) history but OSNews history.

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