Google's Motorola Acquisition: All About The Patents - InformationWeek
Google's Motorola Acquisition: All About The Patents
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
User Rank: Ninja
12/12/2012 | 4:27:18 PM
re: Google's Motorola Acquisition: All About The Patents
Considering that Motorola's sales continue to plummet, it's no surprise that Google is cutting back. Sales in S. Korea are almost nonexistent. The cost to maintain the sales there must be more than the sales themselves, so again, not a surprise.

None of this means that Google doesn't want to manufacturer phones, just that they made a vary bad decision in buying Motorola in the first place. The $12.5 billion they paid for the company was almost twice the value of the company the day the purchase was announced. No matter how effective the patents might have been, and they have not been all that effective against Apple, or Microsoft, the other company they've been fighting (no, it's NOT all about Apple), their value was never more than a fraction of what they paid for the company.

At some time, I expect them to write most of it off.

2017 State of IT Report
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Cybersecurity Strategies for the Digital Era
At its core, digital business relies on strong security practices. In addition, leveraging security intelligence and integrating security with operations and developer teams can help organizations push the boundaries of innovation.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll