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Audi A3 with MMI Touch gesture-based entertainment system hands-on (video)

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CeBIT isn't an auto show in the traditional sense, but we are in Germany after all, so we weren't terribly surprised to see Audi roll up with a brand new car. The latest A3 made its worldwide debut today, bringing with it that wheel-based menu navigation interface we saw...
Audi A3 with MMI Touch gesture-based entertainment system hands-on (video)

Motorola can't enforce standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany while appeal is ongoing

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Apple scored a breakthrough court victory today against Motorola. Its important can hardly be overstated. This is so huge that it even begs the question of whether Google's strategy for its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility has failed before the deal is even formally closed (they're still waiting for some...
Motorola can't enforce standard-essential patents against Apple in Germany while appeal is ongoing

Google closes Motorola Mobility purchase; Sanjay Jha out, Dennis Woodside in as CEO

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Having received final approval from Chinese authorities at the weekend, Google has announced that its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) has finally closed, with Dennis Woodside becoming the company’s new CEO, replacing former chief Sanjay Jha. Google says that the acquisition closed at a price of $40 per share in...
Google closes Motorola Mobility purchase; Sanjay Jha out, Dennis Woodside in as CEO

Google Confirms Motorola Licensees Pay 2.25% Per-Unit Royalties

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If all goes according to plan, the same company which last year asserted that patents were essentially legal weapons in an unfair war against the Android operating system, will find itself the owner of one of the largest technology portfolios anywhere in the world. Today, Google took steps to assure...
Google Confirms Motorola Licensees Pay 2.25% Per-Unit Royalties

Worldwide Reaction: Google's Pending Absorption of Motorola

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If you think the smartphone you own today makes you more worldly, more cosmopolitan, then take a good look at this five-color geopolitical world map as perceived by BrowserRank.com. Using data compiled from StatCounter's latest projections of mobile operating system usage country-by-country (the firm detects browser usage, and then...
Worldwide Reaction: Google's Pending Absorption of Motorola

Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany

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Apple's Mannheim jinx has been broken: this morning, Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court announced that a Motorola Mobility lawsuit over a patent declared essential to the 3G/UMTS wireless telecommunications stsndard has been dismissed.The judge explained that the court does not hold Apple to infringe claim 9 of...
Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany

After Apple, Microsoft also files an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail -- please check back later]Less than a week after Apple's EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility became publicly known, Microsoft has also filed formal competition charges against MMI with the European Commission.With two industry leaders complaining about MMI's alleged abuse of FRAND-pledged, standard-essential patents,...
After Apple, Microsoft also files an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse

Google Now Officially Owns Motorola (MMI, GOOG)

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Google has officially acquired Motorola Mobility as of today. Sanjay Jha, Motorola's former CEO, has stepped down. He'll be replaced by Google's Dennis Woodside. Here's the official announcement from Larry Page, Google's CEO: The phones in our pockets have become supercomputers that are changing the way we live. It’s now...
Google Now Officially Owns Motorola (MMI, GOOG)

China gives Google approval to buy Motorola Mobility

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China approves search giant's £7.9bn bid for MMI but says the Android OS must remain stay free for at least the next five yearsAuthorities in China have put a surprising condition on their approval of Google's $12.5bn (£7.9bn) bid to buy the US phone and set-top box maker Motorola Mobility...
China gives Google approval to buy Motorola Mobility

Apple wins German injunction against most of Motorola's slide-to-unlock implementations

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I just returned from the Munich I Regional Court, where Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz publicly announced a decision in Apple's favor: most of Motorola Mobility's products were found to infringe on Apple's slide-to-unlock image patent, EP1964022 on "unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image". Today's ruling...
Apple wins German injunction against most of Motorola's slide-to-unlock implementations

Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'

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Patent litigation is full of surprises, but what I learned this afternoon is beyond belief. Based on what was said in open court today in Mannheim, Germany, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola Mobility submitted an expert report on patent royalties according to which a single patent that is essential to...
Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'

Intellectual property issues will make it hard for Google to keep its Chinese 'open Android' promise

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On Saturday, Google announced that China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) finally cleared -- with conditions attached -- Google's proposed acquisition of MMI, which is now expected to close within a matter of days. It appears that Google has had to make a general commitment to keep Android "free and open"...
Intellectual property issues will make it hard for Google to keep its Chinese 'open Android' promise

Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over photo gallery patent

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I just attended, at the Munich I Regional Court, the public pronouncement of a decision on another Apple v. Motorola lawsuit in Germany. Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz announced that Apple has won an injunction against all Motorola Mobility devices that implement EP2059868 on a "portable electronic device for photo...
Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over photo gallery patent

Motorola, Google's New Smartphone Company, Is Having A Huge Problem Upgrading Android Phones (MMI, GOOG)

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Motorola announced in a brief blog post that some of its smartphones won't be eligible for upgrades to the newest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. That's because Motorola says the update won't "improve" the devices. It doesn't give much more detail than that. We first came across Motorola's announcement...
Motorola, Google's New Smartphone Company, Is Having A Huge Problem Upgrading Android Phones (MMI, GOOG)
Why Google needs the Motorola deal for tablets

Google-Motorola Deal Could Be Approved Early Next Week

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Google’s bid for Motorola (NYSE: MMI) is likely to get a thumbs up from the U.S. Department of Justice, but still could face opposition from other regulators both in the U.S. and in Europe. The landmark $12.5 billion deal is essential for Google’s attempts to play defense in the...
Google-Motorola Deal Could Be Approved Early Next Week

Apple Proposing Settlements in Android Device Patent Disputes, Would Reap $5-15 Per Android Device

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Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple has expressed a willingness to settle some of its patent disputes with manufacturers of Android-based handsets such as Samsung and Motorola, potentially seeking to reduce the burden of ongoing litigation.The consumer-electronics company has put forth proposals to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) and Samsung...
Apple Proposing Settlements in Android Device Patent Disputes, Would Reap $5-15 Per Android Device

Boot up: Google to warn over state-sponsored attacks, Sean Parker's Airtime, and more

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Plus full interview with HP chief executive Meg WhitmanA quick burst of 6 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSecurity warnings for state-sponsored attackers >> Google Online Security Blog"We are constantly on the lookout for malicious activity on our systems, in particular attempts by third...
Boot up: Google to warn over state-sponsored attacks, Sean Parker's Airtime, and more

Microsoft rejects Motorola patent offer

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Google offer to settle Motorola Mobility patent disputes brushed off by MicrosoftMicrosoft has brushed off an offer by Motorola Mobility (MMI), the phone maker bought by Google, to settle patent disputes that are threatening to halt imports of Motorola's Android devices and Microsoft's Xbox 360 game consoles into the US.The...
Microsoft rejects Motorola patent offer

The Morning Lowdown 2-9-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  GigaOM Acquires paidContent (New York Times Dealbook) »  Why we are buying paidContent (Om Malik, GigaOM) »  GigaOM And paidContent Join Forces (paidContent) »  Developers say Facebook Credits is converting fewer paying users than they had hoped (Inside...
The Morning Lowdown 2-9-12

Two more huge loopholes identified in Google FRAND letter to standards bodies

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This is a follow-up to yesterday's rapid commentary on Google's letter to standard-setting organizations concerning the use of Motorola Mobility's essential patents.Today I re-read the letter and thought about it some more. There's no shortage of loopholes in it, and I addressed some of them yesterday, but I found two...
Two more huge loopholes identified in Google FRAND letter to standards bodies
Samsung wants to make Android safer

Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons

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Not quite two months after the European Commission approved Google's pending acquisition of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility (MMI) on the grounds that it would be pro-competitive and would not impact the patent market much, the lawmaking body announced it is opening up two parallel investigations of MMI's conduct. One will...
Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons

ANALYST: Smartphone Sales Will Dwarf PC Sales This Year And Reach A Staggering 1.5 Billion Per Year By 2016 (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, NOK)

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If you think smartphones are hot today, you ain't seen nothing yet. Smartphone sales blew past the number of PCs sold last year, and they'll be nearly twice PC sales this year, analyst Alex Cocotas of BI Intelligence predicts. More startling, smartphone sales will exceed 1.5 billion units per...
ANALYST: Smartphone Sales Will Dwarf PC Sales This Year And Reach A Staggering 1.5 Billion Per Year By 2016 (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, NOK)

Google's Motorola subsidiary takeover could trigger patents battle with Apple

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Motorola Mobility has issued patent licences for iPhones – it is now expected to provide patent protection to Android phones The European Commission has given the go-ahead to Google's $12.5bn (£10.4bn) acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI), the US handset and set-top box maker – a move that will open a...
Google's Motorola subsidiary takeover could trigger patents battle with Apple

Boot up: Motorola unFRANDly?, Kindle Fire v Galaxy Tab, Olympic transport and more

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Plus why webOS is better than the iPad for many daily tasks, how to make six errors in a single sentence and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamAfter Apple, Microsoft also files an EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility...
Boot up: Motorola unFRANDly?, Kindle Fire v Galaxy Tab, Olympic transport and more

Google's promise to honor Motorola's existing FRAND obligations must be specific or won't be an improvement

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A couple of hours after I learned that Motorola Mobility views standard-essential patents as a license to (literally) kill, I saw a Bloomberg report according to which Google "plans to send a letter to standards organizations reassuring them it will license Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. patents on a fair and...
Google's promise to honor Motorola's existing FRAND obligations must be specific or won't be an improvement

Siri’s father comes to her defense

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How does Dag Kittlaus — the inventor behind Apple’s digital personal assistant — respond to the criticism leveled at Siri? Not well. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Tom Ziegler, contributor"] FORTUNE — The guy who invented Siri has a message for users who can’t get the hang of the Apple’s virtual personal assistant:...
Siri’s father comes to her defense

These 9 Wearable Gadgets Are The Hottest Things In Tech Right Now (GOOG, SNE, MMI, NKE)

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Google got a lot of people talking when it announced that it's testing augmented reality glasses. Although experts are doubting that such an idea is really possible, there's a lot of excitement surrounding the project. The Project Glass: one day... video that Google released to demonstrate its idea has more...
These 9 Wearable Gadgets Are The Hottest Things In Tech Right Now (GOOG, SNE, MMI, NKE)

European Commission investigates Motorola Mobility's suspected abuse of standard-essential patents against Apple and Microsoft

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The EU's chief antitrust enforcer, European Commission Vice President Joaquín Almunia, who is well-respected across party lines for his principled stance, is fighting for FRAND -- in fact, it appears he is willing to fight for it harder than any of his predecessors did. Today the European Commission announced that...
European Commission investigates Motorola Mobility's suspected abuse of standard-essential patents against Apple and Microsoft
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