Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:23 UTC
Google "Here's a business riddle: divine Google's intentions for its largest-ever acquisition, the $12.5 billion purchase of the once-great, now-faltering Motorola Mobility. Motorola represents one of the thorniest strategic and operational challenges in Google's 14-year history. Oddly, few seem to be paying attention."
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RE[2]: grammar check
by avgalen on Wed 11th Apr 2012 23:22 UTC in reply to "RE: grammar check"
avgalen
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2010-09-23

Thanks, I had never heard divine used as a verb before and some quick checking only showed the usage I knew (godly). Of course a more thorough check by me would have been better.

I was also surprised to see that this article actually requires registration to read (not sure if that is possible from everywhere around the world or if it would be free). Is it normal to link to such "hidden" articles on OSNews?

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RE[3]: grammar check
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2012 23:24 in reply to "RE[2]: grammar check"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Huh. I can read it and I have no subscription :/.

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RE[4]: grammar check
by duplex80 on Wed 11th Apr 2012 23:36 in reply to "RE[3]: grammar check"
duplex80 Member since:
2011-05-11

At least here in the US, WSJ has a paywall up, requiring a subscription to read beyond the first couple of paragraphs. I can usually read full articles when on my Android device though.

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RE[4]: grammar check
by avgalen on Wed 11th Apr 2012 23:37 in reply to "RE[3]: grammar check"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

It points me to this link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304587704577335990254...

and on that link I can read until "What of the factories churning out low-margin cellphones ..."

Above the text it says "Exclusive subscriber content, for full site access login or subscribe now and get 4 weeks free"

Below the text it says "to continue reading subscribe now"

I am accessing this article from The Netherlands

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