Lenovo to buy Google's Motorola in China's largest tech deal

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nose2066 wrote:

So apparently Google bought Motorola in order to get Motorola’s patents. The apparent point of buying the patents is to keep from being locked out of the cellphone market by patent restrictions.

There is something very wrong with the competitive environment in the tech industry if a company has to pay $12 billion in order to keep from getting locked out of the market.

Jan 29, 2014 7:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wilhelm wrote:

perhaps Lenovo can make a play on Apple next and wrap this whole thing up…

Jan 29, 2014 7:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

How many more US jobs will be lost at Motorola now?..
Google becomes pathetic.

Jan 29, 2014 8:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DougAnderson wrote:

Hilarious. Especially once you remember that Fourth of July ad campaign launched for the Moto X. Made in the United States of China.

Jan 30, 2014 12:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
BiteRight wrote:

At last the Chinese learnt not to steal the tech, but choose to buy it despite it’s obsolete.

Jan 30, 2014 1:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
UScitizentoo wrote:

Good job America. Sell those high tech assets to the Military Communist Chinese. They are our friends, right?

Jan 30, 2014 1:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
toonik_ph wrote:

Just heard about this.. wow.

http://www.insidertradingwire.com/klaus-kleinfeld-chairman-and-ceo-of-alcoa-inc-common-sells-3371107-worth-of-aa/

Jan 30, 2014 2:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
RajeevTutu wrote:

At face value, looks like our friend China is doing philanthropy work in the US and elsewhere, doing the dirty work once again by mopping up unwanted and unprofitable companies, saving Motorolla jobs that Google left high and dry after picking the juicy flesh. That’s the correct capitalist way – either you make it or don’t. companies, like you and I, need how to fish for themselves. Survival of the fittest survives !!!

Jan 30, 2014 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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