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Coming Soon: First-Ever US-Made Smartphone

Motorola's Moto X to be assembled in Texas

(Newser) - For the first time, a smartphone will be manufactured in the United States, and Motorola is going to be the company to do it. Moto X, which will be made at a Fort Worth, Texas, plant employing some 2,000 people, will be released before the close of 2013, Motorola... More »

Google to Shed 4K Motorola Workers

That's 20% of Motorola Mobility workforce; third of offices closing

(Newser) - After acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion this year, Google is slicing off a fifth of its workforce, laying off 4,000 workers, the company has confirmed. Two-thirds of the 4,000 cuts will occur outside the US; Google is also shutting down up to a third of the... More »

China Clears Google's Motorola Takeover

China was last regulatory hurdle to $12.5B buyout

(Newser) - Google's $12.5 billion bid for Motorola got the OK from Chinese authorities yesterday, the last regulatory obstacle in the online giant's quest to move into mobile phone production, reports Reuters . A condition for China's approval requires Google to keep its Android software free and open for... More »

Germany Bans Xbox, Windows 7

But Microsoft says it doesn't have to pull products yet

(Newser) - If you live in Germany and you like Microsoft products, you may want to stock up: A court ordered today that Microsoft remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from shelves, after ruling that Microsoft had infringed on Motorola Mobility's patents. But nothing will be pulled yet, Microsoft says, because... More »

Google Gets Europe's OK to Buy Motorola

But regulators in EU, United States will monitor for antitrust

(Newser) - Google's $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility Holdings, announced last August , finally cleared regulators in Europe and the United States yesterday, reports Reuters . But as Motorola owns so many patents that are vital to the telecommunications industry, regulators said they would monitor Google to ensure it continued to... More »

Google Bought Motorola for the Patents

Firm seeks protection from intellectual property litigation: Kit Eaton

(Newser) - Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility isn’t just about giving the company a seamless ability to blend hardware and software—it also buys Google a new set of patents, helping to shield it from Apple and Microsoft complaints about intellectual property infringement. Apple is already battling Samsung over the... More »

Google Buys Motorola for $12.5B

Google to directly produce Android phones, says system will remain open

(Newser) - Google shocked the tech world this morning by announcing that it had a “definitive agreement” in place to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion or $40 a share—a 63% premium on Friday’s closing price. The move means that Google will for the first time be directly... More »

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