New Details Revealed In Google’s Intitial Bid For Motorola


Looks like Google originally bid a few billion less when it was looking to acquire Motorola Mobility back in August. How much less? Well, according to a regulatory filing today, as much as 33% less than the $12.5 billion Motorola eventually agreed to. Apparently, Google wasn’t messing around when it came to Motorola’s fat patent portfolio (especially after missing out on Nortel’s patent auction) and increased their $30 a share offer to $40. Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha knew exactly how to play hardball with Google and gives us further insight as to who won that ping pong match back on August 14th.

[Via Reuters]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. All About The Money, And Not The Cause, Typical Motorola…

    1. It’s a publicly traded company, they have to get the best deal for the shareholders…

    2. motorola is not a religion or ideology

        1. Amen

  2. Duh. Its called capitalism.

  3. Erick you’re an [iphone].

  4. In the end it will be good for Android and for Moto. One company has the great hardware and reliability in the mobile device department and the other has the great software that the hardware manufacturer liked to clutter and smudge, but now they are one in the same so you can expect great hardware with amazing software. This of course will cause for more competitive phones to come out from other companies as well. In the end good move for everyone especially since it gives Google more patents to hold over Apple’s head. ;-)

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