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[2]: Motorola?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 16th Aug 2011 07:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Motorola?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

RoughlyDrafted?

Seriously?

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RE[3]: Motorola?
by kovacm on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Motorola?"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

RoughlyDrafted?

Seriously?

Absolutely. Today is very easy to see that Daniel was right in lot of things on his site (at contrast to yours "I hate iPad, I hate iPad.... Than I bough iPad and than iPad is think that iPad is stupid coz buttons are in botton part of screen and than my feelings are completely _lost in space_" ;) )

Plz Thom, you are simple to young and too "narrow" to see things cleary.

no hard feelings. beside you think that all others, with different opinion, should be disregarded (Florian Mueller, Daniel E. D. ...)

Edited 2011-08-16 16:19 UTC

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RE[4]: Motorola?
by Neolander on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Motorola?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

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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RE[4]: Motorola?
by kovacm on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Motorola?"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

one more opinion: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/08/what-google-lostand...

"Ironically, buying Motorola Mobility makes Google a truer copy of the Apple business model. No longer a hands-off software provider with no financial interest in handset sales, Google now needs to worry about hardware implementation and direct profits."

and will Samsung, HTC make it into the exclusive circle who gain early access to Google’s “open” releases of Android, now that Google has a financial interest in returning Motorola to profitability?

like I said: hardware + software under one roof is superb for that ONE company (and customers), but hardly for hardware vendors like Samsung or HTC or LG relaying and depending on company that control software and hardware... ;)

Google, C:\ONGRATL.TNS for choosing best path ! ;)

Edited 2011-08-16 17:19 UTC

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RE[3]: Motorola?
by MollyC on Tue 16th Aug 2011 20:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Motorola?"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

RoughlyDrafted?

Seriously?


LOL
Damn, I'd forgotten all about that Apple fanboy site. Hadn't heard about it in years, didn't know it still existed (forgot it ever existed, actually).

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