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A couple of good news stories for Google have become official in the past 24 hours. First up, Google has officially sealed the deal and purchased Motorola in a deal that cost them a mere 12.5 Billion dollars. This deal was announced quite some time ago, but thanks to the complicated nature of the takeover and all the government approvals necessary it took some time before it became "official". PCWorld takes a closer look at this deal.
Google has officially closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, putting the search giant in charge of a major smartphone, tablet and set-top box maker.
“Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation, including the creation of the first cellphone,” Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement. “... And as a company who made a big, early bet on Android, Motorola has become an incredibly valuable partner to Google.”
In other Google news, a jury has found that Google did not infringe on Oracles patents and has awarded Oracle nothing. This Google vs. Oracle lawsuit has been going on for quite some time and has produced some interesting information about Google and more specifically Android. I'm sure Google is pretty happy to not have to pay Oracle and is a good thing for Android which may have had to be changed to avoid using the alleged "patents" that Oracle says they were using. PCMag has the full story.
A jury on Wednesday found that Google's Android operating system did not infringe on Oracle's patents.
Judge William Alsup dismissed the jury, which found unanimously that Google did not infringe the two Oracle patents in question.
The jury's decision wraps up the second phase of a trial between the two tech behemoths. At stake is Oracle's claim that Google copied its Java code without obtaining a license to create the Android mobile operating system.