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: Mistake by Google
by modmans2ndcoming on Mon 15th Aug 2011 22:59 UTC in reply to "Mistake by Google"
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

They bought them for the patents and to make themselves a party to an active litigation.

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RE[2]: Mistake by Google
by MollyC on Tue 16th Aug 2011 20:25 in reply to "RE: Mistake by Google"
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2006-07-04

13 billion seems like quite a lot just for that.

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