All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Motorola Mobility’

Lenovo Completes Motorola Mobility Acquisition From Google

All the way back in January, Google announced that it was selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. On Thursday, the acquisition was completed. This includes the Motorola brand and portfolio of smartphones, such as Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and the DROID series. It automatically makes Lenovo the third largest maker of smartphones. “Motorola is in great …

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Google Sells Off Motorola Home For $2.35 Billion

Broadband technology company Arris Group announced today that it has acquired Motorola Home from Google. Motorola Home is Motorola Mobility’s set-top box division, and Motorola Mobility was bought by Google back in May 2012 for $12.5 billion. The transaction will net Google $2.05 billion in cash and $300 million in newly issues Arris stock, which represents a 15.7.% ownership stake …

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FTC Staff Recommending Google Lawsuit [RUMOR]

According to a Bloomberg report, staff members of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are formally recommending to commissioners that Google be sued for violations of antitrust law. The report cites four unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” and states that the final decision on the case will come sometime after election day on November 6. The FTC investigation stems …

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Motorola Announces Another RAZR Smartphone

Last month Motorola announced its new Droid-branded smartphone lineup. The phones appear to be modern smartphones, but weren’t mind-blowing, except possibly for their long battery life. Today, Motorola has announced yet another addition to its smartphone products, the RAZR i. Calling the device a “full-screen” smartphone, Motorola states that the 4.3-inch display on the smartphone spans from edge-to-edge on the …

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Google to Sell Motorola Set-Top Box Division

When Google finally acquired Motorola Mobility, it promptly took stock of the company and then began cleaning house. Just this past month, Google has announced 4,000 layoffs for the company and closed down its branch in Netanya, Israel. It was widely believed that the acquisition had more to do with Motorola’s patents than the company’s products, and now that the …

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Google Axes Motorola Mobility Branch In Israel

Google announced last week via SEC form 8K that it would be eliminating 4,000 jobs from the recently acquired Motorola Mobility, and close a third (about 30) of its facilities. “These changes are designed to return Motorola’s mobile devices unit to profitability, after it lost money in fourteen of the last sixteen quarters,” Google said in the filing. “That said, …

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Google Announces 4,000 Motorola Mobility Layoffs

Late summer’s layoffs in the mobile sector are set to continue. Google has announced that it intends to layoff 4,000 Motorola Mobility employees – about 20% of its entire workforce. According to a form 8-K filed earlier this month with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), two-thirds of the layoffs will come from outside the U.S. There are also …

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Google Announces Strong Q2 Earnings

It’s the end of Quarter Two and now it’s time for all the major companies to release their earnings. Google had a particularly strong Q2 that was propelled by their acquisition of Motorola Mobility and an increase in ad revenue. “Google standalone had a strong quarter with 21% year-on-year revenue growth, and we launched a bunch of exciting new products …

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FTC Opposes Bans Over Standards Essential Patents

Last week Tim Cook spent time on stage during the opening session of AllThingsD’s D10 Conference talking to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about a variety of topics. Among the issues discussed was Apple’s position on patent lawsuits. After from stating that patent litigation is “a pain in the ass,” Cook spent some time talking about how he believes the …

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Motorola Mobility Treats Dubai International to “Visual Museum” and Possible World Record

If you’re traveling through Dubai’s International Airport, you’ll be treated to Motorola’s newest advertising effort that takes the form of an awe inspiring visual museum. More than anything else, the visual masterpiece is a chronology of Motorola’s past, present, and future. Even more exciting, the Guinness Book of World Records is considering the effort for what could be the World’s …

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Google Demands $4 Billion A year From Microsoft

Microsoft’s years of bullying smaller companies into patent submission is about to come back and bite them in the butt. Today in court Google demanded $4 billion a year in patent fees for the Xbox 360 or stop selling it in the United States. Microsoft sees this as a huge slap in the face, but this kind of stuff has …

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Motorola Mobility Shows an Increased First Quarter Operating Loss

Motorola Mobility, the mobile and data division of Motorola, yesterday released its first quarter financial results showing the company has increased its operating loss from this time last year. Motorola Mobility’s first quarter GAAP operating loss was $86 million, up from $81 million in 2011. The financial tables released seem to show that the increased costs of sales, administrative expenses, …

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TiVo Files New Round Of Patent Lawsuits

Just when we thought it was safe to return to the TiVo infested waters, all hell has broken loose again. This time it has TiVo launching a new volley of patent infringement lawsuits against Time Warner and Motorola Mobility. The patents that TiVo says they are infringing on are as follows: -Patent #6,233,389: “Multimedia time warping system.” -Patent #7,529,465: “System …

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Dennis Woodside Said To Be New Motorola Mobility CEO

If a tweet from Bloomberg is accurate, Google has found a new CEO for its Motorola Mobility unit. Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility received regulatory approval ten days ago. The man would be Dennis Woodside, who currently heads Google’s Americas operations. Bloomberg tweeted the following: @BloombergNewsBloomberg NewsBREAKING: Google said to pick Dennis Woodside as Motorola Mobility CEO | http://t.co/CNpfDT3d $GOOG …

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Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department

Earlier, we reported that Google had won approval from the European Commission for its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Now, the United States Department of Justice has granted its approval as well. Now things should start getting interesting. The DoJ said it was closing its investigations into not only this acquisition, but also into Acquisitions by Apple, Microsoft and …

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Motorola Mobility Reportedly Acquires SetJam

Google, as you may know, is in the process of trying to acquire Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility, however, is doing some acquiring of its own. So, as long as everything doesn’t fall apart like it did for AT&T and T-Mobile, this should essentially equal an acquisition for Google. Peter Kafka at AllThingsD reports that Motorola Mobility has acquired SetJam, which …

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Google Motorola Deal Review Suspended By European Commission

The European Commission has suspended the provisional deadline for its review of Google’s proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Bloomberg obtained comment from both the Commission and from Google. A spokesperson for the Commission said the review will continue after it’s btained certain documents that “are essential to its evaluation of the transaction”. Google’s Al Verney is quote as saying, “We’re …

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Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Draws Suit From Share Holder

Earlier this week, Google announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which if approved, would be Google’s largest acquisition to date. Apparently, that price was not high enough for at least one Motorola Mobility shareholders, however. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that Motorola Mobility Holdings and CEO Sanjay Jha have been sued by shareholder John Keating who doesn’t think …

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Motorola Mobility: Google to Get Into Baby Monitor Business?

Everybody in the tech industry is talking about Google’s pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which Google has positioned as a defensive maneuver to protect Android from patent wars with the likes of companies like Microsoft and Apple. While that may very well be the main reason for Google’s most expensive acquisition to date (provided it gets regulatory approval), there are …

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Motorola Mobility Announces DEFY+ Android Smartphone

Big news for Motorola Mobility today. They announced a new smartphone. Oh yeah, and they’ve agreed to be acquired by Google for $12.5 billion. More on that here. The new phone, though, is the DEFY+, which runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The company touts the device as water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof. They also say it comes with faster …

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Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Google announced this morning plans to acquire Motorola Mobility. The price: $12.5 billion – the company’s biggest-ever acquisition by far. CEO Larry Page made the announcement on the Official Google Blog: Motorola has a history of over 80 years of innovation in communications technology and products, and in the development of intellectual property, which have helped drive the remarkable revolution …

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