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China Clears Google's Motorola Acquisition

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May 19, 2012, 2:01 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Chinese antitrust regulators approved Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola on Saturday. The deal, first announced in August 2011, makes Google the owner of Motorola Mobility, and is valued at $12.5 billion. The acquisition has already cleared regulatory hurdles in the U.S., the European Union, and other markets. Approval from China was the last step needed before Google could finalize the acquisition. The companies expect that the deal will close early next week.

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Versed

May 19, 2012, 10:11 PM

Oh Really?

Why and how is China deciding on the merger of two US Corporations? I don't care if you're pro or against this merger, not the point. I just don't see how they have such authority?
Same thing passed through my mind when reading this. Hopefully this is a type-o.
What next? The Chinese deciding who occupies the White House? How we outsource our military?
Oh! I would not be surprised if they have a hand in that too.
I think it is less about whether or not they 'allow' the merger to take place than it is about whether or not they will allow the new company to operate within their country. If the Chinese authorities decided that a 'Google/Motorola' is too big an...
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tjobrien21

May 21, 2012, 11:53 AM

Maybe now...

Maybe now we can get some nice new phones, with good hardware and radios, and NO BLUR!!!
Jonathanlc2005

May 19, 2012, 6:48 PM

good... now...

give me a Photon LTE without blur
johnhr2

May 19, 2012, 2:14 PM

Google Motorola

Android now has more patents, is the only thing everyone knows to be sure.
So are some of Motorola settings in android like smart actions, battery saver etc going to be standard on android or can Motorola keep their own skin or will their devices be pure android similar to the original DROID or a Nexus???
somewhere, someplace, someone named sommething like Jobs is not feeling alright! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
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