Google SHOCK! Snaps up Motorola phone biz for $12.5bn

Posted by tracyanne on Aug 15, 2011 11:41 AM EDT
The Register; By Andrew Orlowski
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Are you a Droid handset maker? You were Google has made its largest-ever acquisition, and biggest corporate gamble, by splashing out $12.5bn for Motorola's phone division, Motorola Mobility. The deal puts Google into the hardware business in a serious way – and into direct competition with licensees of its Android operating system, who woke up this morning thinking they were Google's business partners.…

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I, for one, say, "Good!" JaseP 13 1,015 Aug 16, 2011 4:23 PM

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