Struggling Motorola Mobility is going retro by bringing back the RAZR, the best-selling cell phone brand of all time -- until the iPhone came along.
Google reported third-quarter earnings that handily beat estimates, and announced that its three-month-old Google+ social network now has 40 million users.
Like Optimus Prime or Al Gore, the Droid Bionic is a robot in disguise.
Almost immediately after Google lost the bidding for a package of Nortel patents that the search giant dearly wanted, it moved on to Plan B and contacted Motorola to see what it had for sale. Less than six weeks later, Google's blockbuster acquisition came together -- but only after Google raised its purchase price. Twice.
In a surprise deal that would be its largest acquisition ever, Google has agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the two companies said Monday.
Google is best known as a search company. But with Monday's deal to buy Motorola Mobility, the company made a cannonball dive into a field it's long been edging toward: the mobile communications market.
Google announces it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Is it worth it? CNN's Richard Quest reports.
There was a frenzy of tech news across the Internet on Monday morning about Google's acquisition of Motorola's mobile phone division.
The best-case scenario for consumers if the proposed Google-Motorola deal goes through might be that cable TV gets a whole lot better.
One lesser-known aspect of Google's proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility: It brings the technology giant a step closer to offering a Google baby monitor.
Being the leader in a market is sooooo overrated. Sometimes, it's better to be an also-ran -- because then you get caught up in crazy takeover speculation!
The so-called "Merger Monday" continues to live up to its name, after Google announced an acquisition of handset maker Motorola Mobility Holdings for a 63% premium.
At least there was no place to go but up: When Sanjay Jha joined Motorola as chief of its cellphone business in 2008, the division was losing billions and on the verge of failure. The RAZR phone's success had evaporated, Apple's iPhone had revolutionized the industry, and the recession was pounding down demand. The division's employees were depressed and cynical, having seen 10 presidents in 12 years. Jha's assignment was to fix the business.
Cell phone users -- a group that, these days, means practically everybody -- are no doubt concerned about Tuesday's news that the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies cell phones as "possibly carcinogenic to humans."
In their rush to get products into the marketplace, electronics makers are selling gadgets that may have been yanked out of the oven too soon.
Electronics manufacturers have all the pieces they need to create a great competitor to the iPad.
A dual-core smartphone that also docks as a laptop is one of Motorola's biggest show stoppers at CES 2011.
Touch-screen tablets are poised to flood the market soon.
CNN's Dan Simon visits Las Vegas to preview what new gadgets are going to make waves at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Only in the fickle world of technology can a company with a market value of $200 billion and nearly 20% sales growth be considered yesterday's news.
After a tumultuous day, U.S. stocks ended mixed Tuesday, as investors mulled over reports on auto sales, factory orders and the Federal Reserve's December meeting.
Motorola Inc. announced Wednesday that it has filed three complaints against Apple over alleged patent infringements in its popular wireless and mobile devices.
Motorola is taking on Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, with its new Droid Pro.
Stocks closed higher Monday, recovering from earlier weakness, as optimism about corporate results due this week outweighed ongoing concerns about the economy.
U.S. stocks were set for a higher start Monday, looking to rebound from the previous week's slump, as investors entered a week full of second-quarter results from corporate America.
In 1973, Martin Cooper changed the world, although he didn't know it yet.
Stocks trimmed losses by the close Thursday, but remained deep in the red, with techs falling after cautious outlooks from Qualcomm and Motorola. Ongoing worries about the labor market also gave investors a reason to retreat.
Shares of Qualcomm and Motorola fell to multi-month lows Thursday, sparking a broad-based stock selloff, after both companies issued disappointing outlooks.
Motorola is obviously hoping that, to twist a famous Obi-Wan Kenobi quote from "Star Wars," its heavily hyped new phone is the Droid people are looking for.
Got a few grand to spare for a $3,000 phone? Yeah, we didn't think so. Nobody does -- and that's a problem for the makers of luxury phones, such as Motorola, Bang & Olufson, LG and Vertu.
Electronics maker Motorola said Wednesday it will be cutting 4,000 jobs this year in an attempt to cut costs. The new job cuts follow the announcement of 3,000 job eliminations in late 2008.
Motorola, Inc. said on Wednesday that it is freezing employee pension plans and no longer matching 401(k) contributions as a result of the economic crisis.
Carl Icahn's breakup strategy for Motorola has some cracks in it.
Stocks looked set for a higher start Monday, though investors remained cautious about the banking sector and oil prices moved higher.
Motorola's losing streak continues as its top candidate to run the company's troubled cell phone division says he's happy with his current job.
After hunting for more than four months, Motorola is in late-stage talks with a few candidates about running its troubled cell phone division, according to a person close to the process.
Motorola's latest stumble puts the spotlight on its cash supply.
Expect another glimpse of the ongoing collapse of Motorola's phone business when the company reports first-quarter earnings Thursday.
HERO WANTED: No. 3 player in hot market needs thick-skinned CEO for a salvage and rescue job.
Motorola may have just had its worst week ever.
The real problem with Motorola's mobile phone business is the mobile phones, not the business -- and a spinoff the company announced Wednesday won't fix the problem, say observers.
U.S. stock futures were littled changed Tuesday as investors weighed more losses from the financial sector and more problems in home values as they awaited reports on consumer confidence.
Carl Icahn upped the pressure in his proxy battle with Motorola on Monday by filing a new lawsuit, demanding again that the company spin off its mobile phone business.
Motorola is on track to end the year as the world's No. 4 mobile phone maker.
Motorola said Thursday it is considering spinning off its troubled mobile phone unit.
Motorola Inc. announced Friday its board of directors has elected President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Brown as its new chief executive officer.
Designers branch out in their clothing lines. CNN's Richard Lui explores the latest trend.
Many phones can play just about any video you want as long as you're willing to watch it on a 3-inch LCD. But a supplier of wearable displays for the U.S. Army wants to change that.
A New York court has ruled against creditors of once-bankrupt satellite system Iridium and in favor of Motorola Inc. in a lawsuit that could have meant billions in damages due to Iridium's "huge and embarrassing failure" in 1999.
Motorola Inc., which has been losing market share amid criticism of its mobile phone line-up, on Thursday posted a quarterly loss as revenue fell amid weak phone sales.
Motorola Inc Wednesday forecast a second-quarter loss and lower revenue and said it no longer expects its mobile device business to be profitable for the full year 2007, blaming weak sales of cell phones in Asia and Europe.
Motorola said Thursday it expects to incur a net pretax charge of $101 million in the second quarter in connection with its previously announced work-force reductions.
Motorola CEO Ed Zander was enjoying a moment of relief from his company's struggles last January, mingling with fellow corporate chieftains at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, when h...
At a notably low-energy event in New York Tuesday, Motorola CEO Ed Zander unveiled a couple of newish handsets aimed at helping the troubled wireless device maker get its groove back. The storyline crafted by Zander and his lieutenants: Motorola's newest phones are being built with consumer "experiences" - not form factors - in mind.
Activist shareholder Carl Icahn took out a full-page newspaper advertisement Tuesday with a letter to shareholders of Motorola, saying the cell phone maker has stumbled badly due to what he calls "a critical failure in oversight and leadership."
Motorola Inc., the world's second-biggest mobile phone maker, Wednesday posted a quarterly loss on weak handset sales and gave new forecasts that raised doubts over when the company would be profitable.
Stocks struggled Thursday, after rallying in the previous session, as a profit warning by Motorola took a toll on tech stocks and surging oil prices unnerved investors.
Stocks struggled to stay afloat Thursday afternoon as investors eyed rising oil prices and a profit warning by Motorola - one day after a Federal Reserve-fueled rally.
Technology stocks skidded and the broader market was mixed Thursday afternoon as investors eyed rising oil prices and Motorola's profit warning - one session after the big Federal Reserve-fueled rally.
Stocks struggled for direction early Thursday afternoon, with rising oil prices and Motorola's profit warning giving investors a reason to show caution after the previous day's big Federal Reserve-fueled rally.
Stocks slipped Thursday morning as investors showed caution after Motorola's profit warning and with oil prices rising - after the previous day's big Federal Reserve-inspired rally.
Stocks slipped Thursday morning as investors showed caution amid rising oil prices and Motorola's profit warning, following the previous session's big Federal Reserve-inspired rally.
The Global Fund's "Red" anti-AIDS campaign vigorously disputed reports Monday that its marketing budget grossly exceeds charitable donations the fund has received.
Carl Icahn and his group Icahn Partners are planning to acquire between $120 and $500 million of Motorola's outstanding stock, sending shares in the communications company higher after hours.
Motorola, the nation's largest cell phone maker, announced Tuesday that financier Carl Icahn is seeking a position on its board of directors.
When people ask me what I think is the most important trend in technology today, I always answer the same way. It's not Web 2.0, Open Source software or Google's growing power. The most important trend in technology is how it is boosting economic development around the world.
Carly Fiorina may have gotten some things wrong when she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard, but she did show an admirably early understanding of one of the most important trends in tech. Back as far as 1999, she was championing something HP called World e-Inclusion, a program to focus the company's resources on creating products and services for the world's poor and developing nations.
If Steve Jobs' Apple decides to build a wireless phone, as widely rumored, the company has the chance to shake up not just the wireless device business - an industry dominated by the likes of Motorola and Nokia - it also could upend the entire wireless distribution model in the United States.
While the tech world is buzzing about Nicholas Negroponte's prototype for a $100 personal computer aimed at the emerging world, cell phone makers and their suppliers have been finding ways to make ever cheaper wireless devices for the same markets.
Motorola ranks no. 152 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $36.8 billion in revenues, up 4.2% from the previous year. The Schaumburg, Illinois-based company was ranked no. 138 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $4.6 billion, up 198.8% from a year earlier. 2005 was a banner year for most Global 500 companies.
Motorola has agreed to pay $3.9 billion in cash to acquire Symbol Technologies, the companies announced Tuesday.
Freescale Semiconductor is close to a deal to be taken private in a $16 billion leveraged buyout that would be the largest ever in the nation's technology sector, news reports said Monday.
By the middle of this year, Motorola had shipped its 50-millionth Razr, making the slim clamshell a celebrated example of innovation and the driver of an incredible corporate comeback story.
Let me start by saying this: I like my cell phone. It does all the things a phone should do. But for the past year I've been flirting with a glamorous new model. It's just so sexy, exciting and sle...
"Push media," a long-forgotten late-'90s Internet buzzword, is making a comeback on cell phones.
As Freescale Semiconductor gets ready to celebrate its second birthday as a public company, the nation's third largest chip maker can raise a toast to its strong stock performance so far: its shares have more than doubled.
It might be hard to imagine, but there's more going on in the world of soccer than the World Cup. David Beckham, one of soccer's most popular players, has signed an endorsement deal with Motorola.
Tech is back--and the sector's fastest-growing public companies are leading the charge. During the past three years, the companies in this elite group have increased sales by an average of 33 perce...
WHAT WILL BE this year's must-have cellphone? Last year Motorola's ultrathin Razr was the star of the CTIA Wireless trade show (where companies preview their models for the coming year), and it wen...
Motorola started a global trend toward skinniness with its Razr and Slvr fashion phones. Now Samsung is trying to dip into the skinny business itself with the ultra-slim t509. Only 9.8 millimeters ...
Talk is cheap. Everything else on your mobile handset, however, is going to cost you.
It's getting harder for boards to handpick new members this proxy season. More than 120 companies, including Motorola, Dell, and Time Warner, have recently signed on to new stricter corporate-gover...
To get ahead in corporate America, headhunters will tell you to do two things: Beware of Silicon Valley, because big-company execs don't do well there. And if you do get the chance to be a chief executive, hang onto the title -- another chance may never come along.
Research in Motion, maker of the blockbuster BlackBerry, is down on its luck, thanks to an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit. But there's worse news coming in January: Motorola and Nokia are both...
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Despite mixed reviews, Motorola's highly anticipated iTunes enabled cell phone ROKR hasn't flopped. But are techies getting what they expect?
A video camera just for kids, a DVD player that lets you project movies onto a wall, and a robot that mops your floors are just a few of the tech gadgets on offer this holiday season.
Apple Computer and Motorola plan to unveil a cell phone with Apple's iTunes software next week, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
TALK ABOUT GREAT STARTS. IN BARELY 18 months at the helm of Motorola, Ed Zander has turned one of America's sickliest big companies into one of the hottest. Market share in cellphones, Motorola's m...
Texas Instruments confirmed on Monday that the sky isn't falling in tech. And that may be particularly good news for Nokia and Motorola.
The Razr proves that form and function aren't mutually exclusive, even in the technically arcane world of high-end cell phones. Not since 1996's Startac had Motorola scored a killer design, so the ...
Apple vs. Microsoft feels like the computer industry's version of the Hundred Years War.
You replaced Chris Galvin as CEO of Motorola in January. What's the first thing an outsider does to run a legendary high-tech company that has seen better days?
Last year Intel made a serious error in one of its most promising businesses, flash memory chips, which are widely used in cellular phones. It drastically raised prices, angering large customers li...
Driven by a strong push from the cable industry and robust consumer demand, use of digital video recorders (DVRs) is expected to more than quadruple in the next four years, a report said Monday.
The wires that connect homes and businesses along Main Street America -- and the possibilities for communication and education -- often are hard to find in Africa and other parts of the less developed world.
Ed Zander, the wisecracking chief executive of Motorola, grabbed his publicist's mobile phone recently and good-naturedly grilled FORTUNE about our interest in his friend Richard Nottenburg, the wi...
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