Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Why Would Google Pay $12.5 Billion For Motorola Mobility? Four Possibilities!

Why Will Google Pay $12.5 Billion For Motorola Mobile? Four Possibilities!
We all were surprised when we heard that Google is willing to pay $12.5 Billion for Motorola Mobility (MMI) to get the company and it's assets into Google's (GOOG) fold. No one really know the answer yet but FOSS Patents have brought together four possible scenarios;

  1. MMI would have taken a royalty-bearing patent license from Microsoft (MSFT), and possibly also settled with Apple (AAPL).
  2. MMI would have revisited its exclusive focus on Android and possibly adopted Windows Phone.
  3. MMI would have attacked other Android device makers with its patents to make their products more expensive.
  4. MMI would have conducted a public or private auction of the entire company or large parts of its patent portfolio.
To fathom the reasons behind the thinking, please visit FOSS Patents and read Post "These four threats against Android secured Motorola Mobility a $12.5 billion offer from Google"


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