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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 8:40 AM
    More on Google/MMI: As Adam Muller noted last month, Motorola has $5.5B in cash and deferred tax assets; this could put Google's (GOOG) real purchase price around $7B. Jay Yarow speculates Motorola's set-top business could strengthen Google TV; however, the software for these boxes is typically controlled by service providers, who have been wary of Google TV.
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 8:12 AM
    Quick take on Google/Motorola: Expect Google to start shopping Motorola's phone and set-top box businesses; it likely has little interest in making cable boxes or directly competing with its Android hardware partners. Motorola's patents and R&D talent are the company's main focus. InterDigital (IDCC), rumored to be in buyout talks with Google and others, is down 19.4% premarket.
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 7:54 AM
    More on Google/MMI: The deal "will enable Google (GOOG) to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility (MMI) will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business." (PR)
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 7:51 AM
    Research in Motion (RIMM +6%) and Nokia (NOK +5%) shares leap on the GOOG/MMI deal. Will they be next?
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 7:50 AM
    More on Google (GOOG) buying Motorola Mobility (MMI): Google will pay $40 a share in cash, a premium of 63% to MMI's closing price of $24.47 on Friday. MMI +60%, GOOG -2.9%. (PR)
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  • Aug. 12, 2011, 9:03 AM
    Shares of Logitech 6.4% higher premarket after the stock has taken a beating over the last two months as it was caught up in a price war with Sony (SNE) in the Google (GOOG) TV-powered HDTV market. Weak demand for the products has caused the firms to slash prices.
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  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:10 PM
    InterDigital (IDCC +1.1%) spikes to highs of the day on renewed speculation, launched weeks ago, that the company is an attractive target for Google (GOOG -3.2%) and others. In its attempts to acquire more patents, Google needs to build a “moat” of its own patents to avoid future litigation battles, and IDCC would fit the bill.
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 5:06 PM
    Demand Media (DMD) announces Q2 earnings that largely beat estimates, but shares have jumped post-trading after the company's announces a three-year renewal and expansion of an ongoing advertising partnership with Google (GOOG). DMD +17% AH.
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 12:06 PM
    Shares of Motorola (MMI +5%) get a lift from some positive comments made by CEO Sanjay Jha at Oppenheimer's Technology Conference this morning. He says Droid 3 sales are doing better than expected, and the company expects to launch "much more interesting products in Q4," hinting that the upcoming 4G Droid Bionic phone will be "more than just a phone."
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:16 AM
    Tech stocks bounce back, pushing Nasdaq ahead of the other major indexes after yesterday's shellacking. Bellwethers Apple (AAPL +4.2%) and Google (GOOG +3.3%) are powering higher. Yahoo (YHOO +4.7%) shares move up after hitting their lowest P/E since 1997; the company is looking increasingly like tasty takeover bait.
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  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:01 PM
    Motorola Mobility (MMI +2.7%) is up on an ugly day after announcing the XT531, a low-cost Android phone aimed at China and other international markets. Motorola has struggled to keep pace with Android rivals Samsung (SSNLF.PK) and HTC (HTCCF.PK) as of late, but China has been a bright spot for the company.
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  • Aug. 3, 2011, 5:32 PM
    Google's (GOOG) Chief Legal Officer berates Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), and Oracle (ORCL) for their litigious approach to dealing with Google and its Android partners, which he says is "driving up the price of patents ... to insane levels." A look at InterDigital's (IDCC +13.8%) recent price movements makes it hard to argue. (more on IDCC)
  • Jul. 29, 2011, 3:15 PM
    Wells Fargo's Jennifer Fritzsche sees Motorola's (MMI -2%) weak 2H guidance as reason to downgrade its shares to Neutral. While Fritzsche thinks Motorola "held its own" in Q2, and is positive on the arrival of the 4G Bionic and Photon, she believes the company's hopes for a full-year mobile division profit might be too optimistic. (results) (PR) (transcript)
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  • Jul. 29, 2011, 10:13 AM
    TeleNav (TNAV), a provider of location-based services (LBS) for mobile devices, is down 39.3%. While FQ4 numbers beat consensus, the company's FY12 guidance for revenue of $215M-$225M and non-GAAP EPS of $0.58-$0.68 is below a consensus of $237.6M and $0.88. Competition from Google (GOOG) and other LBS providers appears to be taking its toll. (PR)
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  • Jul. 29, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: AHCI +56%. SIFY +15%. EVEP +10%. FCEL +6%. YHOO +4%. VOD +4%. AXL +4%. CHK +3%.
    Losers: VPRT -37%. STEC -36%. MILL -20%. AGP -16%. CTCT -16%. NXPI -11%. MMI -6%. IRE -6%. LVLT -3%. S -3%.
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  • Jul. 28, 2011, 4:25 PM
    More from Motorola Mobility (MMI) earnings: Expects Q3 EPS of $0.00-0.10 vs. consensus of $0.24 and full-year EPS of $0.48-0.60 vs. $0.71. Shipped 11M mobile devices including 4.4M smartphones and 440K tablets. Mobile devices revenues of $2.4B (up 41%); Home revenues of $907M (up 2%). Shares now -6.6% AH.
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Google Inc is a web search and online advertising company. The Company offers search, online advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products.