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European Regulators Approve Google’s Merger With Motorola Mobility

At one point in time it was believed that getting European Union approval of the proposed Google/Motorola merger would be one of the hardest parts of completing the whole deal. It looks like that wasn’t the case as Google announced this morning that European regulators have approved Google’s purchase of Motorola. This comes fresh on

Samsung Backing Off Android, Or At Least Coming Up With A Back Up Plan?

It’s no doubt that most of the world is familiar with this on-going legal battle with Apple over patents.  Apple alleges that Samsung stole their technology while Samsung alleges that Apple stole their wireless technology.  While we personally don’t think that Apple or Samsung stole anything, they most definitely borrowed from each other when their

Breaking: South Korea To Take On Android With Samsung And LG

Bloomberg is reporting that South Korea is interested in developing an Operating System that would be able to compete against Android.  In an apparent response to the pending acquisition by Google of Motorola Mobility, South Korea has approached Samsung and LG to jointly create an open-source operating system that would be used to protect these

Android OEM’s Start Talking How They Really Feel

Two days ago when Google announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars, the fine people in Google’s PR department had procured quotes from Google’s top OEM partners aside from Motorola. All of the statements from HTC, Samsung, LG and Sony all echoed the same theme which

Nokia and RIM surge after Google and Motorola announcement

Nokia and Research In Motion both surged following the announcement of Google’s intent to purchase Motorola Mobility.  Why?  It is simple, Microsoft.  The feeling around Wall Street seemed to be – they have to do something.  While Nokia seems the obvious choice to (most) people, Research In Motion was mentioned quite a few times.  Nokia

Updated: Google TV can take off with the Motorola purchase

Over the last 10 years, with five different cable companies I have had a cable box, and until only recently the only option has been Motorola boxes.  Up to this point it could easily be argued that Google TV has been lackluster, at best.  We have seen both Logitech and Sony drop prices on their

Motorola Stock Shoots Up, Google Spirals Down After Announcement

Here’s the side of the story Android enthusiasts didn’t want to hear.  While Motorola stock has gone up 13.75% at the time of this writing, Google stock has gone down 12.23%. Wall Street is reacting to the announcement Google and Motorola made this morning that Google is acquiring Motorola for $12.5 billion dollars. While on

Samung, Sony, LG and HTC Endorse Google’s Acquisition of Motorola

Once the big news broke this morning that Google was acquiring Motorola, the next thought for most was what about Samsung, HTC, LG and even Sony.  Samsung, HTC and LG have been huge ecosystem partners of Android and without their help there’s no way Android would be activating 550,000 units per day. However, it appears

Wow! Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion

A lot of Android enthusiasts have always openly talked about what it would be like if Google bought T-Mobile or another carrier, but it’s been a year or so since people pondered what it would be like for them to buy an OEM. Well today that has happened. Google and Motorola have sent out a