European Commission Approves Google/Motorola Deal


The European Commission has approved Google’s proposal to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. It’s another big hurdle cleared for the Mountain View company who stands to take control of a patent portfolio in the tens of thousands  range should they get cleared from other regulatory bodies, including the US Department of Justice, Taiwan, China, and Israel. There is little doubt that Google will be able to gain approval from all of the bodies they need to, especially considering their biggest obstacles are behind them. Google expects the deal to be approved, cleared and closed by the end of this quarter and, at this pace, they’ll meet their goal handily. [European Commission via Google]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Somewhere a copyright lawyer just wet themselves. 

    1. You mean patent lawyer.

    2. I knew a guy in College that went by Nurgle…(well, he was technically a townie, but…)

      If you=he, How’s Amy doin’ these days?  You still living in Ripon?

  2. Hopefully this will bring change to the Moto locked bootloaders and the slow updates. 

    1. And Blur.

  3. your best friends sister is a cam girl?

  4. Ass, this isn’t the place to advertise. Go some where else with that.

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