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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My two cents...
by tomcat on Thu 12th Apr 2012 01:44 UTC
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Others have noted what Google wanted: Patents. But it doesn't look like the patents were worth $12B, since many/most of them are covered by FRAND agreements requiring Motorola to non-discriminately license them to other orgs. My bet is that Google keeps the hardware design side of the Motorola house, and sells off the manufacturing side; which doesn't (and never will) have the capacity of a HTC or Samsung.

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