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Google Closes Deal on Motorola Mobility

by on May.23, 2012, under News

After a long wait the deal is finally done, Google has completed the acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility for an all-cash deal.

Google Motorola Mobility Merger

Google’s CEO Larry Page, made an official announcement on their blog that the deal was finally closed and for a whopping sum of around $12.5 Billion dollar, it is the biggest deal in Google’s history of 14 years. As part of the acquisition, Motorola Mobility chief Sanjay Jha has stepped down from his post. In his place, Google Dennis Woodside to be the mobile firm’s new chief executive.

The main reason Google acquired Motorola Mobility was for its patents. Motorola Mobility has around 17,000 mobile patents. Google is fighting many legal cases around the world over Android patents. Motorola Mobility holds thousands of patents and patent applications that would help in future legal proceedings.

As Dennis Woodside reigns the throne fresh blood will come in and will definitely bring in great changes and innovations. We could hope Motorola on the new line of success.

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Goodbye Google Wave

by on Aug.05, 2010, under News, Technology

Google Wave

Its been more than a year since Google’s “community collaboration” tool Google Wave was launched at the 2009 I/O conference and people were waiting for invites to join it. Now the google has decided to shut down the service due to very low adoption rate.

The service will not shut down completely for now, the account would still be accessible and Google has reaffirmed that the service would be running through the end of the year. They have also that technology used in the Wave would be integrated into other Google projects. Existing users can easily ‘liberate’ their content from Wave.

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt said that the failure of Google Wave is just the failure of an experiment. “Remember, we celebrate our failures. This is a company where it’s absolutely OK to try something that’s very hard, have it not be successful, and take the learning from that.”

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