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Samsung reconsiders software “competitiveness” after Google Motorola deal

Samsung reconsiders software “competitiveness” after Google Motorola deal

Samsung may have publicly praised Google's acquisition of Motorola earlier this week, but behind the scenes the company is reportedly furious that its competitiveness may be slipping away. Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee chaired a last-minute meeting in the aftermath of the deal's announcement, Yonhap News reports, in which he warned execs that IT power was shifting from hardware companies like Samsung, to those responsible for software. Meanwhile, the company is also reportedly preparing its new Super AMOLED HD display technology, which will be used to better differentiate Samsung's phones and tablets from those of rivals.

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Lenovo Motorola acquisition tipped in Google deal [UPDATE: Official]

Lenovo Motorola acquisition tipped in Google deal  [UPDATE: Official]

Today it would appear that a rather unforeseen set of events has led Lenovo to be appearing to purchase Motorola Mobility from Google. This sort of buy would be a major one - larger perhaps, even, than the news in 2011 that Google was purchasing Motorola in the first place. The deal is said to be worth between $2- and $3-billion USD and is being tipped now by multiple independent sources.

UPDATE: It's official.

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Arris agreed to Motorola deal after Google promised TiVo protection

Arris agreed to Motorola deal after Google promised TiVo protection

The Google/Arris Motorola Home swap was a big gain on both sides, with Google scoring a large stake in the company and Arris landing a significant quantity of patents and licenses. Many had questions regarding the TiVo lawsuit issue, however, wondering what went on behind closed doors that would prompt Arris to take on the burden of potentially astronomical fees in damages for infringement. As it turns out, Arris won't be dealing with most of the financial burden from the TiVo debacle, with Google capping the company's liability.

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Google-Motorola deal closing this week, layoffs imminent

Google-Motorola deal closing this week, layoffs imminent

Google's $12.5 billion deal to acquire Motorola Mobility is ready to close this week. The deal just passed through its last hurdle over the weekend, getting China's regulatory approval and an 8-K form was filed by Motorola today, noting that the deal would close within the next two days. And although neither company has mentioned restructuring plans, there's still concerns about potential layoffs.

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Google’s Motorola deal still awaits China’s approval

Google’s Motorola deal still awaits China’s approval

Google's deal to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion is still waiting for approval by China's antitrust agency. The deal has already received clearance from the US Justice Department, the European Union, and other jurisdictions around the world, making China the last hurdle. However, Chinese regulators have added another round of investigations, which could bring further delays.

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Google’s Motorola deal expects EU approval next week

Google’s Motorola deal expects EU approval next week

Google's bid to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion is set to be approved by the US Department of Justice next week and now insiders claim that the merger will also get the green light in Europe. The European Commission will reportedly approve the deal in "unconditional" form, determining that the acquisition is not anti-competitive.

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Google gets 18 key patents from $12.5 billion Motorola deal

Google gets 18 key patents from $12.5 billion Motorola deal

Google has openly accused rivals, such as Microsoft, of launching an unfair patent war against the Android platform and its partners. Hence, Google's $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility is seen as a defensive maneuver to secure the phone maker's 17,000 patents and an additional 7,500 patents pending. But of that massive portfolio, only about 18 will be key to Google defending the Android platform, according to patent lawyer David Mixon, who spoke with Bloomberg.

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HTC CEO reaffirms support for Google-Motorola deal

HTC CEO reaffirms support for Google-Motorola deal

HTC CEO Peter Chou has reaffirmed the company's support for the Android platform following Google's announcement to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Google's PR had posted the very generic congratulatory remarks from its platform partners earlier this week, but Chou elaborated more on HTC's stance during his interview today, revealing that the company has no plans to bail nor to start its own mobile platform.

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