Motorola Mobility News
Google's Best And Worst Big Acquisitions
Of all the companies Google has acquired, which buys have been the most and least successful? The tech behemoth this week announced it had bought Nest Labs for $3.2 billion--only the most recent, not the biggest, of its many purchases. Since 2010 Google has bought on average a company a week, the
The Rich Get Even Richer on Forbes 400 List
Morning Money Memo: Bill Gates is the wealthiest person in America for the 21st straight year, says Forbes magazine. Gates is worth $81 billion, up $9 billion. According to the latest Forbes 400 rankings, the average net worth of each member is $5.7 billion, the...
Target Reveals Source of Massive Card Hack
Morning Money Memo Target, which was hit hard by a recent data breach, says investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer’s systems. They stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for...
Google May Stick a Patent on Your Neck
What if your cellphone’s microphone was tattooed on your neck? Better yet, what if it was a lie detector as well? Reducing the mechanical relationship between humans and technology has been a prevalent theme among players in the high-tech industry. Google’s Motorola Mobility filed a patent for...
Motorola Moto X Launch Scheduled for Aug. 1
Motorola's much-hyped, U.S.-made smartphone -- the Moto X -- will be unveiled at the start of next month. On Aug. 1, the Google-owned company will hold an event for the media in New York City. On the digital invitation, which can be seen above, a woman on the left seems to be gripping the new
FTC Settles Antitrust Investigation of Google
After a high-profile 20-month investigation, the federal government announced today its dropping an "exhaustive" antitrust probe into Google , the world's largest search engine. The Federal Trade Commission said it found no evidence the tech giant used unfair tactics to thwart competing sites.
The Global Note: When Draghi Speaks…Terror - and Survival - In The French Alps…The Barcode Gravestone
EUROPE – AND THE WORLD: ALL EYES ON CENTRAL BANK CHIEF -MAN OF THE MOMENT…It’s not often that the world pays this close attention to a European banker – and even if you’ve never heard of Mario Draghi, you may want to pay attention, too....
Apple, Google In Talks to End Dispute
Morning Business Memo: Are two technology giants ready to end their bitter patent dispute? The CEOs of Apple and Google are reported to be in talks about a range of intellectual property issues, including copyright infringement. Bloomberg News says Tim Cook and Larry Page “spoke...
Taxpayers Subsidize CEO Pay, Report Says
The Institute for Policy Studies, a self-described “progressive multi-issue think tank,” analyzed the link between tax loopholes and excessive executive compensation and concluded that the loopholes created an “uneven playing field” between large companies and small businesses and led to lost tax