Google-Motorola Mobility closing soon--layoffs expected

Google eyes layoffs in wake of Motorola Mobility buy, report says
A new report from TechCrunch claims Google could lay off Motorola Mobility employees after it closes the deal later this week. by Don Reisinger May 21, 2012 9:45 AM PDT As Google prepares to close its Motorola Mobility acquisition, the company could be ...

Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility closing soon; layoffs expected
Los Angeles Times
By Salvador Rodriguez Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility will close in the next two business days, according to a form filed by Motorola Mobility over the weekend. The $12.5-billion takeover, which was announced in August, cleared its final ...

ITC: Motorola Smartphones Violate Microsoft Scheduling Patent
The Mac Observer
In the latest development in the ongoing global mobile device patent war, someMotorola Mobility (“Motorola”) smartphones have been found by the US International Trade Commission to infringe upon a Microsoft patent and will be barred from importation ...

The Mac Observer

Cable Providers Join Forces for Nationwide Wi-Fi Network
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange A group of major US cable companies have joined forces to offer a new Wi-Fi network that will allow each other's high-speed Internet customers to use their Wi-Fi networks across the country. The new Wi-Fi network is called CableWiFi ...

Cable companies expand free Wi-Fi
CNET (blog)
by Marguerite Reardon May 21, 2012 3:00 AM PDT Follow @maggie_reardon BOSTON--The nation's biggest cable operators are banding together to offer free Wi-Fi access to theirbroadband customers in more than 50000 hotspots around the country.

Google-Motorola Mobility merger will be done this week
Network World
The Google-Motorola Mobility merger, which was approved earlier this year by the US Department of Justice, will strengthen Google's smartphone technology patent portfolio and help it more effectively combat lawsuits against Android device manufacturers ...

Google to close Motorola Mobility deal by Wednesday
Thanks to China finally giving its stamp of approval, Motorola Mobility says its acquisition by Google can now close. by Don Reisinger May 21, 2012 7:38 AM PDT Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility will finally close by Wednesday.

Google looks to close Motorola Mobility acquisition by Wednesday
The company says that it'll now move forward with closing the deal, thanks to China finally giving its stamp of approval. by Don Reisinger May 21, 2012 7:38 AM PDT Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility will finally close by Wednesday, ...

China Approves Google's Motorola Acquisition
Tom's Guide
The Chinese government gave its approval on Saturday, nine months after the Google-Motorola Mobility acquisition was announced. The delay was reportedly due to the strained relationship between China and Google that was sparked by a dispute concerning ...

Cable Giants Open 50000 Wi-Fi Hotspots
Five cable companies, including Comcast and Time Warner, have agreed to let subscribers roam freely on Wi-Fi networks operated by one another. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Five of the country's largest cable providers have teamed up in an effort that ...

Google gets Chinese approval for Motorola deal, must keep Android free and open
Over the weekend Chinese regulators gave their stamp of approval to Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI), the last remaining regulatory hurdle for the deal. Motorola said it expects the deal to close early ...

Motorola won't update devices to Android 4.0 ICS if it won't improve them
Mobile Burn
Last week, Motorola released an updated time-table for its smartphones and tablets that are due to get upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at some point in the future. While many of the devices on the list were the expected contenders, ...

Mobile Burn

Some Phones Now Free From US Customs
So far, the holdup has delayed availability of HTC's One X on AT&T and Evo 4G LTE on Sprint, according to the company. Other phones, including HTC's Amaze 4G on T-Mobile, may be delayed as well. Now, HTC says some phones “have gone through inspection ...

Google-Motorola Deal Gains China's Approval
Search Engine Watch
by V3, May 21, 2012 Comments Google has confirmed that Chinese authorities have approved its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola. The deal is expected to be closed by this Wednesday. According to widespread reports confirmation of the deal was given ...

China Approves Google-Motorola Deal
By Beecher Tuttle , TechZone360 Contributor Chinese regulators have signed off on Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but with one major stipulation: the Internet giant must keep its Android mobile operating system free and open to ...

Microsoft wins patent dispute against Motorola
By Lee Bell SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has won a patent dispute banning the import of some Motorola phones in the US. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued the notice on Friday, stating that Motorola had infringed one of Microsoft's patents ...

Disassembling Android Part 2: Who Wields the Blowtorch?
The market is now well established and the only two players that currently mean anything are iOS and Android. Windows Phone: On its way to becoming a solid Number 3 behind iOS and Android. BlackBerry 10: Research In Motion's next BlackBerry operating ...


Malware charges users for free Android apps on Google Play
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | May 21, 2012, 8:41am PDT Summary: Android users are being tricked into paying for free apps. The malware is a new variant of the Android.Opfake family that pushes fake versions of popular Android apps to unsuspecting consumers.

Five Cable Firms to Share Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Wall Street Journal
By SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN Five large cable operators said Monday they will join forces to give customers access to each other's wireless Internet hot spots in the most sweeping Wi-Firoaming agreement struck by the industry to date.

Motorola Latest Android Manufacturer Facing Ban in US
Gotta Be Mobile
Following HTC's import bans on high profile Android handsets such as the HTC One X and the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE as a result of HTC's ongoing patent dispute with Apple, the latestAndroid manufacturer to face an import ban is Motorola Mobility as a ...

ITC Favors Microsoft in Patent Case, Bans Motorola Devices
Redmond Channel Partner
By Kurt Mackie Motorola Mobility Inc. has violated Microsoft's intellectual property, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled on Friday. The ruling concerns a meeting scheduling software patent. The technology is associated with the use of ...

New Sprint Evo phone needs missing LTE support
The Seattle Times
The Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE has an 8-megapixel camera, good call quality and far better battery life than 2010 Evo. Glad to see someone can get ice cream sandwich, and AT&T says they will also have t... (May 21, 2012, by stopthecount!) ...

ITC's ruling could see Motorola Android devices banned from the US
It looks like the same could happen to Motorola as the US ITC has awarded Microsoft a pretty significant victory last Friday that basically said that all of Motorola Mobility's devices should face an American import ban. This is reportedly over a ...


Cable Operators to Expand Their Plan to Share Wi-Fi Hot Spots
New York Times (blog)
By BRIAN STELTER BOSTON — Five of the nation's biggest cable operators are cooperating to provide Wi-Fi service in public places for their customers. The agreement, announced Monday at a cable industry conference here, adds to an existing ...

Cable Giants Partner to Offer 50K Free Wi-Fi Hotspots for Subscribers
By Ian Paul, PCWorld May 21, 2012 9:12 AM Wi-Fi hotspot access just got easier for high-speed Internet customers of Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable. The five cable giants announced an agreement ...

Google Stock Rises As China OKs Motorola Acquisition
Investor's Business Daily
Motorola reportedly announced the approval over the weekend. Google already has received similar approvals from the US and European Union. Motorola Mobility reportedly said it expects the deal to close imminently. China's approval did come with a least ...

Smartphone hijacking vulnerability affects AT&T, 47 other carriers
Ars Technica
Computer scientists have identified a vulnerability in the network of AT&T and at least 47 other cellular carriers that allows attackers to surreptitiously hijack the Internet connections ofsmartphone users and inject malicious content into the ...

iOS warning messages hint a 3G Facetime
If you're a fan of Apple Facetime video chatting, but you aren't happy with the fact that it's only available when you're connected to Wi-Fi, that restriction may soon disappear. The tip on 3G Facetime comes by way of a new pop-up message oniOS ...


How Android Developers Can Thrive With Google Play | TechCrunch
By Craig Palli
For sheer size, the Android platform has no equal. According to Nielsen, Android has more than 48 percent of the smartphone market, versus 32 percent for iOS. Google indicates there are 850000 Android device activations per day and total ...

Motorola skipping Ice Cream Sandwich for some devices, worries it'll ...
By Sean Buckley
Despite Motorola's Android 4.0 rollout schedule, not every one of the manufacturer's devices are ready for dessert -- some, the outfit says, will. ... HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed at customs due to ITC exclusion order (updated) ...

Android Community Weekly: May 20th, 2012 | Android Community
By Michael Crider
Another week gone in the Android world, but not quietly, at least if you live in the United States. Here your options for high-end ... The HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE are both in customs limbo, though HTC has already worked around Apple's software patent. In related news, a ...Speaking of China and Motorola, they're showing off three new RAZR designs in the territory, at least one of which will probably become Motorola's DROID RAZR HD at some point. HTC was busy this week ...
Android Community

Motorola: If ICS doesn't improve a device, we won't upgrade it
By Kevin Krause
Simply put, if the new version of Android doesn't offer an improved device experience, Motorolahas no plans to issue an update. Though it may not please all users, the move is probably for the best. A smartphone with hardware that can't ...
Android Phone Fans

Cable Operators Open Public WiFi HotSpots To Each Other's ...
By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
The change will enable broadband subscribers at Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox, and Bright House Networks to access the Web for free at about.

iOS 5.1.1 untethered Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak to be released in the ...
By Jake Smith
iOS 5.1.1 untethered Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak to be released in the coming days May 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm ...

Google/Motorola deal finally approved by the Chinese authorities ...
By Tyler Lee
According to Google, they have announced that the Chinese authorities have finally approved their $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, essentially making this the last hurdle that both companies had to face. Interestingly it seems that this approval was only given after Google had agreed to a condition set by the authorities, which was that they had to ensure that the Androidmobile operating system remain free and open for at least five years. This is according to a source who is ...

Motorola, Google's New Smartphone Company, Is Having A Huge ...
By Steve Kovach
Motorola announced in a brief blog post that some of its smartphones won't be eligible for upgrades to the newest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. That's because Motorola says the update won't "improve" the devices. It doesn't give ...

10 Best Turn-Based Games for iOS
By Carter Dotson
This was one of the first turn-based games on iOS, before the days of push notifications. In it, players try to conquer their opponent's bases and wipe out their enemies, building land, air, and sea units to make this happen. It's addictive, so feel ...
Mashable » Mobile

Sony To Update All Tablets With Google Android 4.0
By James Johnson
Sony on Sunday confirmed to CNet that the entire line of Sony tablet devices in all regions will receive an over-the-air update which brings with it Android.
The Inquisitr

IOS developers believe larger iPhone won't cause big problems ...
By Colin Gibbs
Sam Shank, the CEO of Hotel Tonight, a hotel-finding app for iOS and Android, said if Apple does change the screen size, he believes the phone itself would become slightly wider but not much taller. But he doesn't believe Apple would mess ...
GigaOM Pro

Could Froyo and Gingerbread become Android's IE6?
By Gary Sims
With a little under 5% of the Android population using Android 4.0, app developers need to make sure their apps are compatible with Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Talk of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean is at best theoretical and ...
Android Authority

China Approves Google-Motorola Deal With Conditions | China ...
By Stan
As long as Android remains. ... Authorities in China have approved Google Inc.'s bid to buy phone maker Motorola Mobility, clearing the way for the $12.5 billion deal to close early next week. The approval brings the Internet search giant closer ...
China Hearsay

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Google says it has China's approval for Motorola deal - Yahoo! News
Google, whose Android software is the top operating system for Internet-enabled smart phones, wants ... China clears Google purchase of Motorola Mobility ...

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Some Motorola Mobility smartphones infringe on a Microsoft patent and will be ... Google'sAndroid system has become the top-selling smartphone operating ...

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