Google's $12.4 billion purchase last year of mobile-phone pioneer Motorola Mobility partly for its trove of more than 17,000 patents is showing signs it wasn't much of a bargain.
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The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly launched an investigation into Google’s display ad business amid complaints from rivals that the company is abusing its power in how it sells online-graphical and video ads. The examination, which has been reported in The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets, concerns a process of grouping ad-related services together...
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EU regulators issued a formal complaint against cellphone maker Motorola Mobility over the Google unit's bid to enforce an injunction against Apple in Germany.
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Google has cut approximately 1,200 jobs from its Motorola Mobility unit, amounting to over 10 percent of the company's workforce, according to the Wall Street Journal. In an email sent to Motorola staffers this week, management cited high costs, competitive markets and declining profitability as the reasons behind the layoffs. Google bought Motorola last year for $12.5...
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Google and its Motorola Mobility unit have struck back against BT, filing patent lawsuits against the national telco more than a year after BT launched its own lawsuit against Google.
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The European Union on Monday made a preliminary antitrust finding against Motorola Mobility, saying it had abused its dominance in wireless patents by seeking an injunction against Apple in Germany.
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Google's Motorola Mobility hardware unit has begun laying off about 1,200 employees, or more than 10% of its headcount, George Stahl reports on digits.
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Google could face pressure to write down the $5bn (£3.2bn) value of the patents in its Motorola subsidiary, as the mobile arm faces fines from Europe's antitrust commissioner for trying to use them to block sales of Apple's iPhone in Germany. The European commission's antitrust unit raised a formal statement of objections this week, which could be followed by a substantial...
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Google has filed patent lawsuits against the UK telecoms group more than a year after BT sued the search giant.
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Microsoft can end its week with a smile, though Google may need to check its heart rate. For Microsoft, not only did it reveal the Xbox One to much (self-generated) fanfare, MS learned today that it's 8-year-old console - the Xbox 360 - doesn't infringe on patents owned by Google-owned Motorola. The verdict came down from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC),...
(26 days ago)
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