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Google: Motorola cuts costing us $340m, but they’re only the start

Google: Motorola cuts costing us $340m, but they’re only the start

Google has warned that more cuts at Motorola are in the pipeline, with the search giant already facing a roughly $340m bill in Q3 2012 for severance payments and other fees. The restructuring is now set "to include additional geographic regions outside of the US" Google said in a new regulatory filing, cautioning that such further changes "may cause Google to incur additional restructuring charges, some of which may be significant."

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Motorola Mobility announces Viewdle acquisition

Motorola Mobility announces Viewdle acquisition

Well, look at that. Yesterday, we caught wind of a rumored Google buyout of Viewdle, a company that specializes in facial recognition technology. The whispers yesterday said that this acquisition could be announced by the end of the week, possibly as soon as today. Sure enough, Motorola announced its acquisition of Viewdle today, sealing the deal and boosting Google's portfolio when it comes to facial recognition.

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Motorola DROID RAZR M hands-on

Motorola DROID RAZR M hands-on

The Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD may have been the biggest talking points during Motorola's press event today, but the DROID RAZR M kind of stole the show in its own little way. Motorola has made a big deal about the RAZR M's edge-to-edge screen, which is something we didn't expect to see in a budget-priced handset. That's the thing, too: despite its rather noteworthy features, the RAZR M will be available from Verizon for just 99 smackers.

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Apple and Motorola working on licensing deal in Germany

Apple and Motorola working on licensing deal in Germany

Apple and Motorola have apparently started discussing a licensing deal for some of Motorola's standard-essential patents in Germany. FOSS Patents reports that Motorola announced the work-in-progress deal last night, though the two have yet to agree on the price that Apple will pay for licensing. As many of you already know, Motorola and its new parent company Google have taken Apple to court, attempting to get a number of iDevices banned for patent infringement.

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A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A Motorola StarTAC saved me

A StarTAC saved my life. Well, not really. I wasn't accidentally transported to the World War II trenches, and saved from a bullet to the heart by an artfully placed Motorola in my jacket pocket. But the StarTAC - a phone dating back to 1996, and in fact the very first cellphone I owned - gave me a very necessary wake-up call: it showed me just how lucky we are with today's smartphones, with a serving of delicious nostalgia on the side.

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The Wrong Motorola Bought Psion

The Wrong Motorola Bought Psion

Mention Psion among geeks of a certain age and you're likely to trigger a lengthy conversation about how they had - or coveted - one of the company's iconic Series 3 or Series 5 PDAs in the 90s. Known for their innovative QWERTY keyboard design and futuristic - for the time - functionality, you arguably couldn't call yourself a proper mobile enthusiast if you didn't own one at some point. So, you'd be forgiven for the briefest, misty-eyed reminiscimoment at the news today that Motorola Solutions is buying up the company in a $200m deal. Problem is, the wrong Motorola bought Psion.

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Schmidt on Motorola: “products and Android”

Schmidt on Motorola: “products and Android”

This week Google held a Big Tent event at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, speaking with their audience on all things digital - and perhaps most importantly: Motorola. Google's Eric Schmidt spoke up on Motorola specifically, letting the world know that it's not just going to be a situation in which Google dumps the company after they've taken their patents as it's been suggested. Instead there may well be some enhanced Motorola devices coming soon - and Android devices galore, of course.

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Motorola: “if Android 4.0 ICS isn’t better, we don’t want it”

Motorola: “if Android 4.0 ICS isn’t better, we don’t want it”

This week the folks at Motorola are doing their best to let the world know that their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule is based not on their inability to upgrade their devices, but on how willing they are to do so. In a bit of a sting to those who purchased Android devices with Motorola manufacturing over the past year or so, expecting the next Android system upgrade as they did so, the manufacturer has sent out a message to users that if ICS wouldn't "improve" their devices, they would not be updated. Have a peek at the full list below.

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Open Android the price for China’s Motorola bid approval

Open Android the price for China’s Motorola bid approval

Google has secured Chinese approval to complete its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the search giant has confirmed, though it was reportedly forced to commit to Android openness to sway the decision. Chinese regulators had stood as the final hurdle for Google to complete, with the two companies being given the green-light by both US and European authorities back in February. According to unconfirmed reports, however, China's price for giving the deal its blessing was a renewed commitment by Google to ensure Android remained freely available for at least five years.

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