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So wait, you think Google didn't have the money to win the Nortel auction, but it does have the money to spend three times as much on Moto? If it can afford 12 billion for Moto why didn't it bid 5 billion for Nortel? Only plausible reason is because it believes that Moto is worth 12 billion and that Nortel wasn't worth 5 billion. Saying that Google didn't have the money to bid higher on Nortel immediately after they just bid far more for another firm is kinda
One Microsoft to rule them all? It would be just like one Google to rule them all but with worse services
Oh the cash would have lasted for several years at present rates, even at the rate that they lost over the last two quarters it still would have taken 12 years. Moto wasn't a success by any stretch but neither were they bleeding to death fast - it was more of a slow drip of failure. They'd been treading water for years and they seemed quite able to continue to do so. There was no urgent need for them to sell their patents for a quick buck and indeed Jha's recent comments...
Home IP Video and home digital video are both on their product list, that graphic is just for Moto mobility, Moto solutions has a very different product list.
Florian Mueller has a second interesting post on the subject http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011...ak-up-fee.html I'm not entirely sure I agree with him, or even that he's making a coherent argument, but the suggestion that the patents are not the whole story seems plausible.
We don't even have an announcement that Moto is going to kill Moto Blur with this merger, though certainly there will be great jubilation in the Android community if Moto promises to abjure hideous reskins in future and stick with stock android.
Conceivably, but is the IP really worth that much? Even after subtracting Moto's cash position that would value the IP at 9Billion - so it seems that Google must place some value on the enterprise too - because otherwise it surely would have been cheaper to just bid 5 billion for Nortel.
Pretty much what jragosta says. In general the fight will be reduced to the few strongest patents that either side holds because the final result will be a broad cross-licensing along deal along with royalties or complete exclusion of a product. It's possible that we could have salvo after salvo, but it's unusual.
That's nuts - why would Google pay 12BN for moto's patents if they're worth less than Nortels and not bid that high for Nortel? Whatever else, clearly Google believes it's getting something of value from Moto, though they may turn out to be wrong.
Incorrect - Moto had significant cash from the demerger. 3BN in cash according to Yahoo.http://ycharts.com/companies/MMI/cash_on_hand
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