Tag Archive | Motorola

Google Spent $1.3B on Acquisitions So Far This Year, Mostly on Waze

In the first half of 2013, Google spent $1.31 billion on 16 acquisitions, it said in a financial filing today.

cash_envelope

Shutterstock/Fussypony

The largest of those was the mapping startup Waze, which cost $966 million. (We had previously reported that the deal was worth $1.1 billion, as it included an estimated $100 million in performance payouts to staff, which wouldn’t be included in this filing.)

Google explained a little of its math for the Waze deal today: $847 million in goodwill, plus $188 million in intangible assets, minus $69 million of net liabilities assumed.

Other disclosed acquisitions in the first half of this year included Makani Power and Wavii. But there were a lot more deals, too: 15 non-Waze acquisitions of companies and intangible assets cost Google $344 million.

Also in the quarter, Google sold a company of its own: Motorola Home. Arris paid $2.238 billion in cash, plus $150 million in closing adjustment and $175 million in stock, resulting in a net gain of $747 million that was included in second-quarter earnings.

And, lastly, Google cut a bunch of Motorola-related jobs through the Home sale as well as layoffs. In the second quarter, Motorola dropped to 4,599 employees from 15,152. Restructuring has brought cumulative charges of $839 million, Google said.

[Graphite Series] Universal Mobile Phone Cover Wallet fits Motorola Defy Pro XT560 Case – BROWN & ORANGE

[Graphite Series] Universal Mobile Phone Cover Wallet fits Motorola Defy Pro XT560 Case – BROWN & ORANGE

  • Snap button closure that will hold your belongings in place
  • Made of high quality PU / Bicast leather material
  • Additional card slot on the back of the wallet for more storage
  • Approximate phone pouch dimensions: 5.4 x 3.2 x .7 inches
  • A separate pouch for your device that makes it easily accessible in a flash

Ekatomi will process and ship available item(s) within 1-2 business day(s); from California, USA. Bonus Ekatomi’s reusable sticker, mini screen cleaner to help remove dust / dirt from any gadget.

This universal, unisex bi-fold wallet is suitable for a anyone at any age for whom both fashion as well as price is important! This wallet is useful for running errands, getting gas, grocery trip, walk / run on the park, a day or night out; or any day that you don’t feel like bringing a bigger

CablesFrLess 6ft High Quality Noodle Style 3 in 1 Micro B USB Charging Set fits Android Samsung Galaxy Google HTC LG Pantech Blackberry Motorola Sony ZTE (Purple)

CablesFrLess 6ft High Quality Noodle Style 3 in 1 Micro B USB Charging Set fits Android Samsung Galaxy Google HTC LG Pantech Blackberry Motorola Sony ZTE (Purple)

  • Charge your device on the go or at any AC wall outlet with the USB Car Adapter or USB AC Wall Adapter!
  • Sync your device with your computer to transfer music, videos, files and backup your data!
  • High quality noodle style cable helps avoid tangled cords!
  • Check out our other listings for a variety of affordable charging solutions!
  • This CablesFrLess (TM) brand product comes with Tracking information and a 30 day warranty at the time of arrival!

CablesFrLess (TM) 6ft High Quality Noodle Style 3 in 1 Micro B USB Charging Set includes: (x1) USB Car Adapter. (x1) USB AC Wall Adapter with the CablesFrLess (TM) logo on the face (x1) 6ft High Quality Noodle Style Micro B USB Charging / Data Sync Cable that fits Android Samsung Galaxy Google HTC LG Pantech Blackberry Motorola Sony ZTE etc..

Vehicle Car Kit Windshield Suction Mount Holder for ATT Motorola RAZR V3 – Sprint Motorola i710 – Sprint Motorola i830 i833 i836 – T-Mobile Motorola RAZR V3 – T-Mobile BlackBerry 7290 – T-Mobile BlackBerry 7100t 7105t – Alltel Palm Treo 650 – ATT Palm Treo 650 – ATT Motorola SLVR L7 L6 L2 – T-Mobile Motoro

Vehicle Car Kit Windshield Suction Mount Holder for ATT Motorola RAZR V3 – Sprint Motorola i710 – Sprint Motorola i830 i833 i836 – T-Mobile Motorola RAZR V3 – T-Mobile BlackBerry 7290 – T-Mobile BlackBerry 7100t 7105t – Alltel Palm Treo 650 – ATT Palm Treo 650 – ATT Motorola SLVR L7 L6 L2 – T-Mobile Motoro

  • Flexible gooseneck pedestal installs directly to vehicle windshield without tools. Padded and cushioned side grip arm holds securely
  • With Quick release button for PDA holder extending its arm automatically. The flexible arm can be adjusted to any angle for easy viewing.
  • Joint Design for different angle adjustment. Shake-Free Design. Easily adjusts to your desired viewing angle for optimal viewing.
  • Compatible With: ATT Motorola RAZR V3 – Sprint Motorola i710 – Sprint Motorola i830 i833 i836 – T-Mobile Motorola RAZR V3 – T-Mobile BlackBerry 7290 – T-Mobile BlackBerry 7100t 7105t – Alltel Palm Treo 650 – ATT Palm Treo 650 – ATT Motorola SLVR L7 L6 L2 – T-Mobile Motoro

Car Mount allows mounting your cell phone, PDA, MP3 player, GPS navigation unit or pretty much anything in your car, SUV or truck while you’re driving. Conveniently mounts to windshield via suction cup. Locking suction cup provides a stable and secure attachment to windshield. Fully adjustable arm locks into any position without drooping or sagging. Your device can be mounted onto the holder either vertically or horizontally which makes this car holder fit practically any device you wish to moun

Google-Moto pulls in $228m following settlement with RIM

Mystery ‘company’ ponied up $175m in cash alone

Google’s new acquisition Motorola Mobility says it has bagged $228m so far from a patent licensing deal with another, unnamed company – which appears likely to be BlackBerry maker RIM.

The Chocolate Factory’s new mobile hardware tentacle got an upfront cash payment of $175m and a licensing agreement that brought its pre-tax gain up to $228m during the nine months until the start of October 2011, from “a company”.

The filing PDF (56-page/181KB) said in a mysterious fashion:

In June 2010, the Company announced that it had entered into a settlement and license agreement with another company, which resolved all outstanding litigation between the two companies. The agreement includes provisions for an upfront payment of $175 million from the other company to the Company, future royalties to be paid by the other company to the Company for the license of certain intellectual property, and the transfer of certain patents between the companies. As a result of this agreement and the valuation of the patents exchanged, the Company recorded a pre-tax gain of $228 million during the nine months ended October 2, 2010, related to the settlement of the outstanding litigation between the parties.

A Motorola Mobility spokesperson refused to reveal the name of the company. However the only licensing agreement and patent litigation settlement Motorola announced in June last year was the one with BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM). As of this article’s publication, RIM representatives had not responded to requests for comment.

The mobile manufacturer said it and RIM would “benefit from a long-term, intellectual property cross-licensing arrangement involving the parties receiving cross-licenses of various patent rights, including patent rights relating to certain industry standards and certain technologies, such as 2G, 3G, 4G, 802.11 and wireless email”.

The firm also said the two companies would transfer certain patents to each other, but added that the specific financial terms of the deal were confidential.

In today’s filing, Motorola Mobility said that it was still involved in a number of patent lawsuits that could impact its business, most notably suits and countersuits with Microsoft, but said some of these could be resolved soon.

“We are involved in significant patent litigation with industry competitors and other relevant patent holders. Several of these matters could be resolved during the remainder of 2011 or the first half of 2012,” the filing said.

The company also warned that its upcoming merger with Google – still awaiting approvals – could ramp up its legal issues.

“The announcement and pendency of the merger may have a negative impact on our business, financial results and operations or disrupt our business by … intensifying existing litigation or increasing new legal claims from our competitors and other third parties, particularly as companies vigorously pursue and protect their intellectual property rights with patent litigation,” the filing added.

The merger is also keeping the firm from any huge gains in its revenues, as its future as Googorola remains uncertain.

The mobile devices segment of its business, which shipped 11.6 million devices including 4.8 smartphones, recorded net revenues of $2.4bn compared to $2bn in the third quarter of last year. That gave it a slight reduction in losses from $43m in 2010 to $41m this year.

The total loss for Motorola Mobility in the third quarter was $32m down from $34m in Q3 2010.

Motorola PRO+ unboxed on video

The Motorola PRO+ (or Motorola DROID PRO+) was announced back in August as the successor to the original DROID PRO. And while the first time around we got the DROID Pro but not the rest of the world, it looks like the rest of the world will be getting the PRO+ instead of us. Well, the folks over at technobufffalo.com recently got their hands on one unit and shot an unboxing video for the phone, showing us the goodies that come in the package, and what the phone is like.

The phone isn’t too different from the original DROID PRO, except that it features a more curvy body than its predecessor and it features a higher resolution display. Oh and let’s not forget Android 2.3 Gingerbread that comes with the phone. If you’re keen on finding out more about the phone, check out the video unboxing for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uZ7lqz4VCA

Motorola Vehicle Navigation Dock Car Charger for Motorola Atrix HD – Retail Packaging

  • Navigate with Voice Command and Searches. Listen to your navigation turn-by-turn or search for your favorite restaurant, entertainment or gas station all hands-free. Download Motorola’s free Car Finder App to remember where you parked.
  • Stream Audio. Enjoy your downloaded music or your music apps through your vehicle speakers using the 3.5mm audio jack if available.
  • Optimized Speakerphone on Hands-free Calls. When you receive an incoming call, the echo control and noise reduction settings are triggers to give you high quality hands-free calls. It’s just that easy.

Motorola Atrix HD Vehicle Navigation Dock is the ultimate travel companion to get directions, listen to your music, and take calls. The Vehicle Navigation Dock allows you navigate hands-free with turn-by-turn directions and voice command search. Download Motorola’s free Car Finder App to remember where you parked. Integrated ESP gives your phone and dock an extra sense to automatically optimize your audio and home screen for in-vehicle use.

Price: $39.99

VERIZON DROID *Special Edition* R2D2 STAR WARS ANDROID A957 VERIZON PHONE

  • New and improved slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 3G mobile hotspot technology
  • 3.7-inch multi-touch display
  • 5 mega pixel camera
  • Droid 2 R2D2 Special Edition

*DATA PLAN MAY BE REQUIRED FOR USE

This phone is guaranteed to work with your active Verizon plan. There is no contract required. When you receive the phone, simply call your current carrier, activate this phone and start using it!

Equipped with an advanced browser, Android 2.0 software with a speedy processor and 3G speed, the Motorola DROID 2 is no less than a dynamite.Check mails and respond instantly with the QWERTY keypad of this Motorola phone. With a 5 MP camera, the Motorola DROID 2 lets you capture images with great intricacies. This Motorola hand set has a 3.7-inch screen which gives you a crystal clear display. Supporting an array of formats, this Motorola phone plays almost every video or audio file for you. Furthermore, this Motorola hand set offers 385 min. of usage time and up to 270 hours of standby time.

Phone Specifications

Price: $140.00

OEM Motorola BZ60 Battery for RAZR V3a/V3i/V3t/V3m

OEM Motorola BZ60 Battery for RAZR V3a/V3i/V3t/V3m

  • BZ60-Battery-UD

OEM Motorola BZ60 Battery for RAZR V3a/V3i/V3t/V3m OEM High quality Li-Ion battery. This replacement battery has an integrated microchip that prevents overcharging and lengthens battery life. Best replacement for the original Motorola battery with comparable standby and talk time. Compatible With: Motorola RAZR V3a V3i V3t V3m

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 119 other followers

Camera Connectivity Data Display Input Messaging Multimedia
5.0 MP Bluetooth A-Gps Color