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EU approves Google-Motorola deal

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European regulators have given Google the green light to take over Motorola, but concerns linger over how neutral Google will be in licensing its newly acquired patents....
EU approves Google-Motorola deal

30M Asus computers to run Android apps thanks to Bluestacks

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Bluestacks, makers of PC software that can run Android apps, scored a big partnership with Asus. On Monday, at the yearly Computex show in Taipei, the company will announce that 30 million Asus computers will include the Bluestacks app player software, bringing Android mobile apps to Windows PCs. The convergence...
30M Asus computers to run Android apps thanks to Bluestacks

Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

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You may have missed it, but Google is no longer just Google. Now it's Google with a dying elephant strapped to its back. The dying elephant is Motorola Mobility, the ancient, massive cellphone and cable-box maker that Google finally bought about a month ago. In the days after Google announced...
Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

It's Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company

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How the Motorola deal went down, what it means, and where Google-Rola goes from here...
It's Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company

Chinese regulators holding up Google, Motorola deal

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Google's $12.5 billion offer to acquire Motorola is facing a regulatory hurdle from China, which has extended its investigation into the merger. [Read more]...
Chinese regulators holding up Google, Motorola deal

Google-Motorola Deal Approved By U.S. Department Of Justice

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Just hours after the European Commission announced their approval of Google’s $12.5 billion Motorola purchase, the United States Department of Justice has announced that they too have given the deal their blessing. According to Reuters, the Department of Justice will continue to keep their eyes on Google to ensure that...
Google-Motorola Deal Approved By U.S. Department Of Justice

Motorola Prepares To Hail New Google Overlords

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is still waiting for the Chinese government to approve its purchase of Motorola (NYSE: MMI) Mobility, but it’s starting to line up new leaders for the company once the deal goes through, according to a report. And it sounds like Sanjay Jha, who brought Motorola back...
Motorola Prepares To Hail New Google Overlords

Setback for Google: German court finds Microsoft licensed to Motorola's push notification patent

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Google won't be able to address Android's wide-scale patent infringement issues through litigation over Motorola's patents, which have given it no real leverage so far and probably never will. The fact that 20 royalty-bearing Android-related patent license deals have been announced (most recently, Microsoft's agreement with Foxconn parent company Hon...
Setback for Google: German court finds Microsoft licensed to Motorola's push notification patent

Google-Motorola Deal Remains Under China Review

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Google's $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility will undergo an additional round of scrutiny by China's antitrust agency....
Google-Motorola Deal Remains Under China Review

Apple ensnared in Chinese patent fight over Siri

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A Chinese company that makes an automated online chat technology is suing Apple in China, charging that Siri infringes on patents it holds, according to a report Wednesday in the Shangai Daily. Shanghai Zhi Zhen makes a product called Xiaoi, which the company calls a “chat robot system” used for...
Apple ensnared in Chinese patent fight over Siri

The Kindle Phone

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The Kindle Phone: So it looks like Amazon is entering the smartphone space as well — or at least thinking about it, if Tim Culpan, Olga Kharif and Ashlee Vance’s sources are correct. And they likely are. This is the obvious next step after the Android-powered Kindle Fire. The one glaring...
The Kindle Phone

Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

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Earlier today we reported that the European Commission blessed the Google-Motorola Mobility deal, and we’re learning that the United States has also given its final seal of approval making the deal complete. According to a Reuters reporter, the approval has been giving a few moments ago: All clear! Google-Motorola deal...
Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

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Google is seeking to reassure technology standards groups that it won’t misuse Motorola’s patent portfolio to extract unreasonable licensing fees for patents deemed “standard-essential” if its $12.5 billion acquisition of the mobile phone giant is approved by regulators. Microsoft — which is facing the prospect of paying Motorola as much...
With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges
One S plus One X equals HTC Droid Incredible 3 for Verizon

Google's So Freaked Out About The iPad And Lousy Android Sales That It's Opening An Online Tablet Store

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When Google first announced plans to buy Motorola last year, most pundits agreed that Google had no intention of actually owning Motorola, that it was just buying Motorola for the patents. We, on the other hand, argued that Larry Page might be buying Motorola because he actually wanted to...
Google's So Freaked Out About The iPad And Lousy Android Sales That It's Opening An Online Tablet Store
European Commission OKs Google-Motorola Deal, But Will Remain “Vigilant”

Swype takes SwiftKey head on, debuting on Google Play

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Swype and SwiftKey have long competed for Android users’ attention, each proffering their own version of an intelligent touchscreen keyboards. But SwiftKey has always had a big advantage: easy availability. Anyone can go to Google Play and download the SwiftKey software onto their Android smartphones or tablets. Swype’s maker Nuance...
Swype takes SwiftKey head on, debuting on Google Play

Google Allegedly Abused The Patents It Acquired In The Motorola Deal, And Now The FTC Wants To Drop The Hammer (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL)

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Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should sue Google Inc. for trying to block competitors' access to key smartphone-technology patents in violation of antitrust law, the agency's staff told commissioners in a formal recommendation, according to four people familiar with the matter. A majority of the agency's...
Google Allegedly Abused The Patents It Acquired In The Motorola Deal, And Now The FTC Wants To Drop The Hammer (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL)

China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

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It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place. According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the...
China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility
Japan’s Docomo buying mobile content powerhoue Buongiorno for €224 million

Logitech uses the sun to power new iPad keyboard case

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You won’t be replacing batteries on Logitech’s newest iPad keyboard case. As its name implies, the Solar Keyboard Folio uses light to maintain its battery life, which is two years on a complete charge, claims Logitech. Two small solar panels integrated into the Folio use either indoor or outdoor light...
Logitech uses the sun to power new iPad keyboard case

Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

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As a way to sweeten its mobile analytics product, Flurry Analytics is adding two more services to help mobile developers gauge how they’re attracting new users and how often their app crashes — and it’s adding those features for free. Both iOS and Android developers can use the Flurry SDK and will...
Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue

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Taiwan-based handset maker HTC suggests that its highly profitable days in the U.S. smartphone market are in the past. The company CEO, Peter Chou, explained to analysts that Apple’s iPhone 4S is strong competition suggesting that Apple’s handset was part of the reason HTC experienced a 70 percent profit decrease...
Even with new handsets on the way, HTC’s struggles continue

German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

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Bad news for Nokia if it had serious hopes of extracting licensing fees from Android manufacturer HTC: a German court has just booted out two of the patent claims it launched there in May last year. The patents in question cover the use of “intelligent network” services such as alternative...
German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims
Twitter sends direct message with spam lawsuit
Google to Oust Motorola Mobility Chief, Replace With One of Its Own: Report

Motorola Will Be Google’s Most Interesting Project Yet

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Motorola designer Rudy Krolopp with DynaTAC cellphone prototypes, 1983Google’s $12+ billion Motorola deal is closed, and Google veteran Dennis Woodside is taking over as Motorola CEO. Now the fun begins. For a variety of reasons, this has the potential to be Google’s most interesting project yet.This is Google’s first and...
Motorola Will Be Google’s Most Interesting Project Yet

Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets

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The Hulu Plus video subscription service finds its way to several Android tablets Thursday, complete with an updated user interface. The software, found in Google Play, has a visual redesign for easier navigation on large touchscreen devices. But not every Android tablet owner can use the software; only seven devices...
Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets

Official Samsung Galaxy S III images, specs unofficially leak

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After being a no-show at this month’s Mobile World Congress event, the Samsung Galaxy S III is appearing on the web, courtesy of a leaked image passed to GSM Helpdesk Netherlands. Along with a purported official press image of the expected smartphone are most of the hardware specifications. The Android 4.0...
Official Samsung Galaxy S III images, specs unofficially leak

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
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