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Report: Apple Edges LG in OEM Market Share

January 3, 2013 2:59 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Fully 18.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used Apple devices, according  to ComScore's new three-month study, which covers the period from August through November 2012. Apple barely edged out LG, which took 17.5 percent in the same study. Motorola and HTC both saw small share declines, dipping to 10.4 and 5.9 percent, respectively.

Google Chairman Heading to North Korea

January 3, 2013 9:54 am | by Jean H. Lee and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

Eric Schmidt is a staunch advocate of global Internet access and the power of Internet connectivity in lifting people out of poverty and political oppression. This month, he plans to travel to the country with the world's most restrictive Internet policies, where locals need government permission to interact with foreigners — in person, by phone or by email.

Google To Sell Motorola Set-Top Business

December 20, 2012 8:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is selling Motorola Mobility's TV set-top business for $2.35 billion, lightening the load that the Internet search leader took on earlier this year when it completed the biggest acquisition in its history. The cash-and-stock deal announced late Wednesday will turn over Motorola's set-top division to Arris Group...

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Report: Kodak Gets Patent Bid from Apple, Google

December 11, 2012 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple and Google, bitter rivals in smartphone technology, have joined up to make a combined bid for a bundle of patents offered by photography pioneer Kodak, according to a published report. Bloomberg News reported Saturday that Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have abandoned competing bids for the portfolio to offer a combined $500 million.

Motorola Solutions, Motorola Mobility Fortunes Still Divergent

October 24, 2012 7:23 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Before Motorola split itself apart in early 2011, its infrastructure business had long outperformed its handset division, posting regular profits as its smartphone unit sunk further into the red.

VZW to Support Google Play Direct Carrier Billing

October 22, 2012 7:41 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to start charging purchases from Google Play to their monthly bill.

Google Reporting Error Reveals Troubling Q3

October 19, 2012 7:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Shares of Google dropped nearly 8 percent Thursday to close at $695 on an errant early release of its earnings Thursday.

Moto Puts Future on Razr's Edge

September 6, 2012 7:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In its first major hardware launch since being acquired by Google, Motorola Mobility expanded its Droid Razr line yesterday with the launch of three new Android smartphones.

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Google Breaks Down Motorola's $12.5B Price Tag

July 25, 2012 7:47 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

If $12.5 billion seemed to some Google shareholders like a lot of money to pay for a largely unprofitable handset maker, the Internet search giant is now providing some details about its rationale for the transaction.

Times They Are a-Changin’

May 22, 2012 12:51 pm | Blogs | Comments

With Google officially taking over control of Motorola Mobility and installing its own Google-branded leadership, one era ends and another begins.

Google, Motorola Merger Held Up by China Review

March 20, 2012 7:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

China's antitrust authorities are prolonging a second investigation into Google's $12.5 billion merger with Motorola Mobility, the handset manufacturer said Monday in a SEC filing.

FTC Said to Probe Google on Tracking, Antitrust

March 16, 2012 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google is reportedly facing multiple investigations from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its business practices. 

Apple to Get Android Data from Google, Motorola

March 6, 2012 7:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to hand over information to Apple about the development of the Android operating system.

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Google Sells Off Clearwire Stake for $47M

February 24, 2012 6:57 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Internet search giant is shedding all of its 29 million shares for $1.60 a pop, according to documents filed today with the SEC.

Report: Google Prepping New Leadership for Motorola Mobility

February 24, 2012 6:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google's promise to keep Motorola Mobility at arms length following final approval of a proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of the Chicago-based OEM could prove empty...

Apple, Google Agree to Privacy Pact

February 23, 2012 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Six top tech companies have signed on to privacy guidelines for mobile applications that will provide consumers with more information about how their personal information is being used...

Google Launches Chrome Beta for Android

February 8, 2012 7:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google introduced a version of its Chrome for Android devices. The mobile browser is a beta product and will only work on those Android devices running...

Google Q4 Disappoints, But Android Going Strong

January 20, 2012 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Investors dumped shares of Google after yesterday's fourth-quarter earnings call, sending shares of the company plummeting 9 percent...

Judge Blames Oracle for Latest Delay in Google Trial

January 17, 2012 7:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The judge handling Oracle's lawsuit over Google's use of Java in Android appears to be getting frustrated with the astronomical damage claims...

LG Paying Microsoft Patent License Fees for Chrome, Android Devices

January 13, 2012 6:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The systemic weaknesses in Google's patents on its Android operating system has forced another handset manufacturer into a licensing agreement...

Google Search Gets More Personal, Raises Hackles

January 11, 2012 7:00 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.

VZW, Samsung Launch Galaxy Nexus Today

December 15, 2011 5:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, Samsung and Google today announced immediate availability of the Galaxy Nexus. The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone is available in Verizon Wireless stores and online for $299.99 with a new two year customer agreement. Galaxy Nexus is

Google Debuts Digital Magazine for Mobile Devices

December 9, 2011 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is joining a crowd of companies packaging digital content in a magazine-like format for mobile devices.

Verizon Wireless Nixes Google Wallet in New Phone

December 6, 2011 7:05 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is blocking the new flagship phone running Google's Android software, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus...

Motorola Mobility Investors Approve Google Acquisition

November 18, 2011 7:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility's shareholders approved Google's $12.5 billion buyout deal at a special meeting on Thursday...

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