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Google (GOOG) roundup: 1) Motorola plans to spend up to $500M to market the Moto X, the WSJ...
Google (GOOG) roundup: 1) Motorola plans to spend up to $500M to market the Moto X, the WSJ reports. The paper adds all four top U.S. carriers are expected to sell the phone, custom hardware and all, and that Motorola has managed to limit the amount of bloatware carriers will pre-install. IDC estimates Motorola had just a 1% global smartphone share in Q1. 2) NPD estimates the Chromebook has nabbed 20%-25% of the sub-$300 U.S. laptop market. Interest from early adopters and education buyers have fueled the share gains. Gartner thinks Chromebooks still only have 4%-5% of the broader U.S. notebook market. 3) Location-sharing service Google Latitude is set to be the latest Google offering to be shuttered. (Maps update)