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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by kovacm on Mon 15th Aug 2011 18:36 UTC in reply to "RE: C:\NGRTLNS.W95"
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Suns, Commodore, Atari

Don't know about SGI, but those three all used Motorola 680x0 processors in the 80s!

that does not matter (btw SUN had own CPU: SPARC) - common to all these companies is that they made software AND hardware and they ware far more innovative than rest of PC world (Microsoft + OEM hardware vendors; in fact, Microsoft is main reason for slowing down IT industry)

Edited 2011-08-15 18:37 UTC

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by libray on Mon 15th Aug 2011 21:32 in reply to "RE[2]: C:\NGRTLNS.W95"
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What's that symbol in your avatar? A volcano? ;) Back to the OT, this deal only involves Motorola Mobility. I'm guessing that Motorola proper will stay the same.

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by MOS6510 on Tue 16th Aug 2011 04:53 in reply to "RE[3]: C:\NGRTLNS.W95"
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It's an Atari logo. Not as good as a Commodore logo though. :-p

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