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Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department

Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department

By Chris Crum February 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

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 …

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