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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by demosthenese on Thu 12th Apr 2012 02:16 UTC
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Google can offset motorola's previous two year's losses against its own profits. This means it can earn more tax free in the US this year rather than pretending these earnings are made overseas in a tax-haven. Effectively it allows them to bring back money in to the US while avoiding capital gains tax.

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