Posts made in August 15th, 2011

What to Expect from the Moto Acquisition

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Blog, tech

The big news in tech today was of course Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility.  Google dipped into it’s roughly $39 billion in cash and agreed to pay $12.5 billion (or $40/share) – a 60+ percent premium over Friday’s close. You can read some of the coverage here: Google’s blog post on the acquisition, TechCrunch, TechCocktail, Forbes and TheVerge. It is an interesting acquisition given Moto was already all-in on Android.  The implicit assumption is that Google can more effectively run what was already the equivalent of their mobile hardware business internally.   Initially...

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