Topic: Google Android
Google has acquired Motorola Mobility, a company with a whole lot of valuable patents. But of the 17,000 patents, Google especially prizes 18, according to a new report.
08/22/2011 10:51 pm
Android smartphones and their users can thank Google for splashing out $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility along with all the patents they hold. The purchase will be Google's largest.
08/16/2011 12:12 am
Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola will be its biggest acquisition ever -- more than four times the size of DoubleClick, the previous leader. But over the last decade, Google has been one of the biggest -- and most successful -- acquirers in the tech industry, and owes a lot of its success to these smart buys. Its core search advertising platform and most of its biggest new businesses, including Android, YouTube, and display advertising, all come from other companies. Join us as we count down Google's top 16 acquisitions by value and show what happened to them.
08/15/2011 05:25 pm
Google makes its biggest acquisition yet, spending $12.5 billion on Motorola Mobility. But did Google want the phone manufacturer or its patents?
08/15/2011 11:38 am
Windows Phone 7 is still lagging behind competitors Android and iOS. Will the release of Mango help bolster the Microsoft operating system?
08/08/2011 07:30 pm
Patents buy is part of arms race for intellectual property. Google's purchase will help defend itself against patents litigation.
08/01/2011 03:55 pm
The Nintendo 3DS is getting a major price drop – a sign that things have not gone particularly well for Nintendo's latest handheld.
07/28/2011 11:07 pm
Android return rates are curiously high, one outlet reports today. How does that square with its huge sales?
07/28/2011 11:06 pm
Back to Gecko is the working name for a new Mozilla mobile initiative.
07/28/2011 01:13 am
The Dow closed about 88 points down, the S&P 500 lost about 7 points, and the Nasdaq fell about 16 points
07/25/2011 06:55 pm