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Topic: Motorola

Google upped its bid for Motorola by $3B in one day to close deal

09/14/2011, 12:09 pm

In order to secure its purchase of Motorola and the company's collection of patents, Google outbid itself by 33 percent, or $3 billion, in a single day to reach an agreement.


Steve Jobs resignation has little effect on Apple product demand - report

09/13/2011, 09:09 pm

Consumer demand for Apple products is unlikely to be impacted by the resignation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, says one of two new studies, while the other reaffirms that the iPad will continue “dominating” the enterprise tablet market for the foreseeable future.


Apple files to put Motorola suits on hold until Google completes acquisition

09/13/2011, 02:09 am

Apple has filed motions to temporarily halt two of its lawsuits with Motorola Mobility, arguing that the company gave up the authority to sue in its pending merger with Google.


Google plotted to give Motorola early advantage over other Android licensees

09/07/2011, 06:09 pm

In a bid to control the Android platform to derive the most value from it, Google privately outlined a series of policies, including giving early access advantage to Motorola and not developing Android "in the open."


HTC sues Apple for third time over patents it obtained from Google

09/07/2011, 06:09 pm

HTC this week used nine patents recently obtained from Google to up the ante in its high-stakes intellectual properly infringement war with Apple, slapping the iPhone maker with a third lawsuit while amending a previous complaint to allege broader infringement.


Google exec reiterates Motorola purchase not just for patents

09/02/2011, 12:09 am

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company bought Motorola Mobility for its products, as well as its patents, while noting that the current state of patents in the U.S. is a "terrible."


Apple accuses Motorola, Samsung of monopolizing markets with patents

08/30/2011, 08:08 pm

In its patent disputes with Samsung and Motorola Mobility, Apple is again calling attention to its competitors' use of "F/RAND encumbered" patents that have been declared essential to implementing open standards, noting that both companies are deceptively monopolizing markets to "harm or eliminate competition."


Delta Airlines now testing Apple iPad as electronic flight bag

08/17/2011, 07:08 pm

Delta Airlines has started testing iPads as electronic flight bags domestically, in order to evaluate the viability of replacing printed on-board manuals and other information with digital versions and custom iOS applications.


Apple, Nokia show continued interest in InterDigital patents

08/17/2011, 04:08 pm

Following Google's purchase of Motorola, a new report claims that Apple is still interested in acquiring InterDigital, as are Nokia, Qualcomm and others in the wireless industry.


Apple CFO says Google spent 'a lot of money' on Motorola

08/17/2011, 03:08 pm

In a recent conference call with investors, Apple's chief financial officer was unsurprisingly tight-lipped, but did admit he thinks Google spent "a lot of money" to acquire Motorola.


Apple predicted to 'strike back' at Google with its own patent purchase

08/16/2011, 07:08 pm

Following Google's bid to purchase Motorola Mobility, Apple is predicted to strike a deal -- perhaps with competitors Nokia or RIM -- to consolidate its already significant patent portfolio and better position itself both offensively and defensively.


Wall Street doesn't expect Google-Motorola deal to affect Apple

08/16/2011, 09:08 am

While the move may be good for the parties directly involved, Google's purchase of Motorola is not expected to have a major effect on Apple, Wall Street analysts have said.


Non-iPad tablet makers expected to slash prices to move inventory overstock

08/15/2011, 11:08 pm

Faced with growing inventory due to sluggish sales, the makers of tablets competing with Apple's iPad are said to continue to cut prices in order to reduce losses, potentially sparking an industry-wide price war, according to a new report.


Motorola purchase may bolster Google TV in bid to unseat Apple TV

08/15/2011, 04:08 pm

Executives for both Motorola and Google made clear on Monday that they intend to take advantage of Motorola's existing presence in the high-definition set-top box space, where the Google TV has failed to gain traction against the Apple TV.


Motorola litigation against Apple will continue, despite Google deal

08/15/2011, 10:08 am

Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility will not affect Motorola's patent-related lawsuits against Apple, as the search company revealed on Monday it has no plans to rescind those legal complaints.


Motorola purchase gives Google 17K issued, 7.5K filed patents

08/15/2011, 09:08 am

With its purchase of Motorola Mobility, Google will acquire nearly 25,000 patents, including 17,000 issued, giving it greater leverage in the lawsuit-saturated Android landscape.


Google CEO: 'Anticompetitive' Apple, Microsoft forced Motorola deal

08/15/2011, 08:08 am

Patent litigation from Apple and Microsoft, deemed "anticompetitive" by Google Chief Executive Larry Page, is what prompted the search company to buy handset maker Motorola Mobility.


Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

08/15/2011, 07:08 am

Google revealed on Monday that it will buy handset maker Motorola Mobility, giving the search giant an entrance into the hardware business and allowing it to compete with Apple more directly by building devices tailored specifically for its Android mobile operating system.


Motorola signals intent to begin patent action against other Android licensees

08/11/2011, 06:08 pm

While Google has accused Apple, Microsoft and Oracle of a conspiracy to bring down its Android platform using patent infringement claims, Google's own licensees are suing each other, with Motorola intimating its intent to join this trend.


Motorola Xoom also targeted in Apple lawsuit in Europe

08/10/2011, 01:08 pm

Just after Apple won an initial ruling barring the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, it has been revealed that the iPad maker has filed a similar lawsuit against Motorola regarding its Xoom tablet.