Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility certainly got the attention of the tech world last year, but a new report claims the $12.4 billion purchase may be giving the search giant nothing but trouble.
Google has just revealed its earnings results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012. While the company's deal with Arris Group over Motorola Home may have tampered with financial results somewhat, Google still managed to increase revenues year-over-year.
If you were to take all the patent-related Apple news over this past year, end to end, it would stretch to the moon and back. OK, maybe not that much -- but it seems like every time we turn around there's commotion over Apple losing a patent, or suing another electronics maker for infringement. Today, the USPTO has overturned yet another Apple filing, the second in as many months.
Motorola Mobility employees have been bracing for job losses since Google's purchase of the ailing smartphone maker went through in May, and now those cuts have arrived in the form of a 20 percent reduction or 4,000 jobs worldwide.
Fortune reported this morning that William Blair's Anil Doradla noted to company clients that the iPhone is no longer the bestseller at Verizon for the first time since February 2011, when it first started offering the smartphone.
Doradla observed that the lack of remodel and the 4G shortfall in the iPhone line, is the main reason users are choosing Motorola's Droid RAZR MAXX, the now leading smartphone at Verizon, over the iPhone 4S.
You wouldn’t think so much drama and hand-wringing goes into the creation of something as simple as a SIM card, but where international standards are concerned, compromises must be made. Research in Motion and Motorola have done just that with Apple’s proposed nano-SIM design, which appears to have the majority of votes already.
Apple won three significant courtroom battles against Samsung this past week in California and down in Florida, it seems Motorola's eyes were bigger than its stomach. Also, Cupertino lawyers have a prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay good week as they prep for some major upcoming U.S. lawsuits. Join us for another week of Law & Apple as we will lay the law happenings.