Post Tagged with: "Motorola"

Google Revenue Up 19% in Q1, But Misses Expectations

Google’s financial results for the first quarter of 2014 show continued growth, but not quite up to the level expected by analysts. The tech giant posted revenue of $15.42 billion for the quarter, which is up by 19% from the first quarter of 2013. Earnings per share were $6.27. However, the company’s stock fell as [...]

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Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and More Agree to Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones

Several wireless companies have agreed to include new anti-theft measures in smartphones starting July 2015. Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, and the five largest U.S. cell carriers have all made the voluntary commitment to include the measures. Users will be able to remotely wipe data on a lost or stolen phone and [...]

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Google Sells Off Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion

Google surprised the industry on Thursday morning with the announcement that it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. The China-based Lenovo will acquire the Motorola brand, its device portfolio including the Moto X, and over 2,000 patent assets. However, Google will maintain control of the majority of patents gained from its purchase of Motorola in [...]

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Google Profit Up 36% for Third Quarter

Google just posted great results for the third quarter, though Motorola continues to be a drag on the company. The Internet search giant saw net income increase by 36% to $2.97 billion for the quarter, while revenue rose 12% to $14.89 billion. Google had a disappointing second quarter in which it performed below expectations and [...]

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Microsoft Wins Damages in Motorola Patent Dispute

Microsoft has scored another victory in its legal battle with Motorola Mobility over patent licensing fees. A federal jury in Seattle awarded Microsoft about $15 million in damages after finding that Google’s Motorola failed to license standard essential patents at reasonable terms. While the award is still a hefty amount, it’s only about half of [...]

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Motorola Reveals Moto X Smartphone

Motorola has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Moto X. The phone is the first device built from scratch following Motorola’s acquisition by Google and is being pushed as a relaunch for the company. Along with a 4.7 inch screen and touchless control, the Moto X features a curved back which is designed to [...]

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Verizon Event Reveals Three New Droids

Verizon held a press conference in New York on Tuesday to reveal the latest additions to its Droid family. The event was teased last week and, as expected, was focused on promoting three new Motorola Droid phones to replace last year’s RAZR lineup. On display were the Droid Maxx, the Droid Ultra, and the Droid [...]

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Motorola Loss Drags Down Google Second Quarter Earnings

Google reported its revenue for the second quarter at $14.11 billion, up by 19% from the previous year. Net profit also rose and was reported at $3.23 billion or $9.54 per share, compared to $2.79 billion or $8.42 per share in the second quarter of 2012. The sale of the Motorola Home business a few [...]

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EU Warns Motorola Regarding Patent Licensing with Apple

The European Commission has made a formal complaint against Motorola Mobility accusing the company of failing to play fair in licensing its patents. Regulators from the European Union claim that Motorola has abused its dominant position in the market by seeking and enforcing an injunction against Apple in Germany. If it is found guilty, Motorola [...]

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Microsoft Wins Court Ruling Lowering Motorola Patent Royalties

Microsoft has emerged triumphant in a battle with Motorola Mobility over licensing fees for standard essential patents. Motorola had argued that Microsoft should pay several dollars per unit, which would mean a total of nearly $1 billion in royalty costs for the use of its patents. The decision by a U.S. District Judge in Seattle [...]

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