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Originally Posted by 5entinel;14588656 
This is huge!

Yes, very.
    
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post #92 of 121
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Originally Posted by decimate;14591822 
Well, for any acquisition, a premium above share price must be paid in order to appease the target company's Board of Directors and shareholders. Otherwise, the target has no incentive to be acquired.
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Thats true....not quite sure where you are going with that though. I'm not questioning the price, just the motivation.
    
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Originally Posted by kingsnake2;14597079 
Thats true....not quite sure where you are going with that though. I'm not questioning the price, just the motivation.

I think the motivation is obvious. The patent portfolio.
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Google lands its patent treasure trove. If you consider that Google was going to pay nearly $4 billion for Nortel’s 6,000 wireless patents, $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility doesn’t look like a big chunk of change. With Motorola Mobility’s patents, Google can fend off lawsuits. In other words, Google builds out its patent portfolio. On a conference call, Page called out patents as a big reason for the Motorola Mobility acquisition.

There’s a good chance that Google can keep hardware partners in the fold—for now. Page reiterated that Google will keep Android open source and work with partners such as HTC and Samsung. Also keep in mind that this Google-Motorola deal could win it some goodwill with hardware partners. Motorola was thinking about suing other Android hardware makers over patents. Google’s acquisition would put an end to that.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/googles-125-billion-motorola-mobility-bet-6-reasons-why-it-makes-sense/54987?tag=nl.e539
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The patents are part of it, but I don't think they would have done it without intent to revamp Motorola and jumpstart the company with a new line of products.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wcdolphin;14591360 
I don't think this will pass the FTC.

It already did.
 
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post #96 of 121
This is interesting. Motorola held several patents on 2g, 3g and 4g technologies and is well equipped to manufacture phones. Even if Android stays open to any manufacturer who wishes to use it, no matter how you look at this Google will be competing in the mobile market against HTC and Samsung.

If HTC, Samsung and other mobile phone makers refuse to pay Google royalties for technologies patented by Motorola and now owned by Google, Google could very well sue other phone manufacturers in the future.

The big question here is; did Google do this to simply "defend" from Apple, or are they looking at Apple and trying to copy its process of designing a mobile phone from the ground up (total control of both software and hardware).

There's a war going out there in the wireless world and Google just bought weapons. Expect alliances in the mobile industry to shift.
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THIS JUST IN!!!
APPLE PHONES ARE OBSOLETE!

what percentage of Apples prophets came from Mobile this year?

All of us are like "WOO HOO GET APPLE!" but this is only the beginning.

This has to be bad for Apple's mobile department In the long-run.

Now If only Google made a Desktop Distro that wasnt just a browser like Chrome.
I wish Google bought UBUNTU biggrin.gif
Edited by cayennemist - 8/15/11 at 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by cayennemist;14598190 
THIS JUST IN!!!
APPLE PHONES ARE OBSOLETE!

what percentage of Apples prophets came from Mobile this year?

All of us are like "WOO HOO GET APPLE!" but this is only the beginning.

This has to be bad for Apple's mobile department In the long-run.

Now If only Google made a Desktop Distro that wasnt just a browser like Chrome.
I wish Google bought UBUNTU biggrin.gif


Clever word play??? Anyway, everyone hounds on apple for their "monopolistic business practices" yet encourage a monopoly from another tech giant? kookoo.gif
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Clever word play??? Anyway, everyone hounds on apple for their "monopolistic business practices" yet encourage a monopoly from another tech giant? kookoo.gif

no
everyone hounds on apple because of the way the utilise patents as weapons while others do not

patents=hindering innovation

other companies rarely use patents for offense and they only have them for purely defensive reasons
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Originally Posted by rocklobsta1109;14598288 
Clever word play??? Anyway, everyone hounds on apple for their "monopolistic business practices" yet encourage a monopoly from another tech giant? kookoo.gif

He never said anything about Google creating a monopoly. Other tech companies making alliances to fight Apple and their monopoly is good,because competition is good for the industry and the consumer.
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie;14598508 
no
everyone hounds on apple because of the way the utilise patents as weapons while others do not

patents=hindering innovation

other companies rarely use patents for offense and they only have them for purely defensive reasons
Patents don't always hinder innovation,but the way Apple is doing it will prevent from most other companies from even making tablets.
Edited by Heavy MG - 8/15/11 at 11:52pm
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