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Monday, August 15, 2011

Google Buys Motorola Mobility

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android News" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/15/...ty-acquisition/

"Google's announcement today of its planned Motorola Mobility acquisition may come as a surprise to some, but Moto's dedication to producing Android handsets, along with its recent $56 million Q2 net loss and comprehensive patent portfolio, make this a logical next move for Mountain View's search giant. Operating independently -- for the near-term, at least -- both companies will cooperate to grow Android, while Google claims that it will remain committed to its other partners as well. So what will this mean for Google and the future of the smartphone industry as a whole? Jump past the break for our thoughts."

If you've been on the net at all today, you probably have seen the news that Google has bought Motorola Mobility (pending the usual government reviews, of course). Many are speculating that it's the patents that Big G is after, while others speculate that Google might decide to launch a proper (as in made by) Google phone with the hardware division. Some wish it meant the end of MotoBlur, however I don't think we'll get that lucky. Only time will tell what Google will do with it's new acquisition, but one thing is for sure - they are seriously in love with the little android dude - and are ready to put serious bucks into keeping him at the top of the rankings.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thinking of Suing Someone? You've Got Competition In The Mobile Space

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/1...is-infographic/

"Somehow this passed us by: Information is Beautiful has a wonderful visualization of the current state of telecommunications court cases. It's actually a little out of date now -- Apple is now countersuing Motorola -- but otherwise the data is mostly up-to-date. The full image is after the break."

This is well worth a few minutes of your time. Sebastian Anthony over at the DownloadSquad noticed a very interesting posting on the Information is Beautiful website. It presents a compilation of some information found in diagrams from the NY Times and the Guardian. The compilation shows mobile phone and other industry competitors and the lawsuits being waged between them. It's a fascinating compilation, and, in my mind, highlights just how crazy (or justified, depending on your point of view) some of these cases are. As you can see, the diagram also indicates the nature of the suit, whether or not it is in process, the relative size of the suit and, of course, who's suing who. Look carefully and you will see that Kodak is suing Sony Ericsson over the creation of electronic cameras that store images digitally. Elan is suing Apple of touch screen patents, and Nokia is suing Hitachi over LCD price fixing. It makes you wonder "what will actually happen when some of these case get resolved?".


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