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Competition regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have voiced unease with Google's $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with the US Department of Justice in particular raising a "significant concern" with the transaction.

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CNNMoney: Motorola brings back RAZR brandupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 14:31:00

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.

CNNMoney: Google revenue soars, while G+ network grows to 40 millionupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 17:22:00

Google reported third-quarter earnings that handily beat estimates, and announced that its three-month-old Google+ social network now has 40 million users.

Review: Droid Bionic a powerful shape-shifter with some baggageupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 16:47:00

Like Optimus Prime or Al Gore, the Droid Bionic is a robot in disguise.

CNNMoney: Google bid against itself for Motorola Mobilityupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 11:52:00

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.

CNNMoney: Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billionupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 11:39:00

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.

CNNMoney: The next building blocks for Google's mobile empireupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 15:54:00

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's biggest-ever acquisitionupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 12:14:00

Google announces it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Is it worth it? CNN's Richard Quest reports.

Why the Google-Moto deal may not result in better phonesupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 08:45:00

There was a frenzy of tech news across the Internet on Monday morning about Google's acquisition of Motorola's mobile phone division.

Did Google just turn Motorola into the new super-TiVo?updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 08:08:00

The best-case scenario for consumers if the proposed Google-Motorola deal goes through might be that cable TV gets a whole lot better.

Motorola deal boosts Google's move into home automationupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 21:38:00

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.

CNNMoney: RIM and Nokia next to get bought? Not so fast.updated: Mon Aug 15 2011 12:47:00

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!

CNNMoney: Google-Motorola deal heats up StockTwitsupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 12:18:00

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.

Fortune: Motorola's uphill battleupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 17:03:00

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 phones and radiation: The 10 highest- and lowest-emitting modelsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 16:07:00

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."

Why are electronics makers serving up half-baked gadgets?updated: Tue Apr 19 2011 11:29:00

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.

To take on Apple, new tablets go where iPad won'tupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 14:47:00

Electronics manufacturers have all the pieces they need to create a great competitor to the iPad.

Motorola Atrix: a transforming phoneupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 16:12:00

A dual-core smartphone that also docks as a laptop is one of Motorola's biggest show stoppers at CES 2011.

CES has tablets galore, but why can't we touch them?updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 16:19:00

Touch-screen tablets are poised to flood the market soon.

Tablets and 3-D sans glassesupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 16:19:00

CNN's Dan Simon visits Las Vegas to preview what new gadgets are going to make waves at the Consumer Electronics Show.

CNNMoney: Facebook? Google is the next Googleupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 14:07:00

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.

CNNMoney: After rocky day, stocks end mixedupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 16:46:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola files patent suit against Appleupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 11:53:00

Motorola Inc. announced Wednesday that it has filed three complaints against Apple over alleged patent infringements in its popular wireless and mobile devices.

Motorola's Droid Pro takes on BlackBerryupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 14:17:00

Motorola is taking on Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, with its new Droid Pro.

CNNMoney: Wall Street: Bring on the profit reportsupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 17:46:00

Stocks closed higher Monday, recovering from earlier weakness, as optimism about corporate results due this week outweighed ongoing concerns about the economy.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to begin week higherupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 08:30:00

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.

Inventor of cell phone: We knew someday everybody would have oneupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 11:16:00

In 1973, Martin Cooper changed the world, although he didn't know it yet.

CNNMoney: Stocks get hammeredupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 16:26:00

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.

CNNMoney: Qualcomm, Motorola drag down the marketupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 13:03:00

Shares of Qualcomm and Motorola fell to multi-month lows Thursday, sparking a broad-based stock selloff, after both companies issued disappointing outlooks.

CNNMoney: Why the Droid won't save Motorolaupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 14:19:00

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.

Market slumps for $3,000 luxury cell phonesupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 12:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola cutting 4,000 jobsupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 18:33:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola freezes pension plansupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 07:37:00

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.

Fortune: Motorola break-up could unright the shipupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 15:05:00

Carl Icahn's breakup strategy for Motorola has some cracks in it.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for tentative gainsupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 08:43:00

Stocks looked set for a higher start Monday, though investors remained cautious about the banking sector and oil prices moved higher.

Fortune: Motorola's head hunt finds happy HP execupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 17:03:00

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.

Fortune: Motorola close to naming new chief for cell phone divisionupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 00:05:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola facing a cash crunchupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 15:25:00

Motorola's latest stumble puts the spotlight on its cash supply.

Fortune: Motorola tries to find the bottomupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 15:19:00

Expect another glimpse of the ongoing collapse of Motorola's phone business when the company reports first-quarter earnings Thursday.

Fortune: Motorola's hunt for a miracle workerupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 10:46:00

HERO WANTED: No. 3 player in hot market needs thick-skinned CEO for a salvage and rescue job.

Fortune: A new low for Motorolaupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 13:58:00

Motorola may have just had its worst week ever.

Fortune: Motorola: It's the phonesupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 11:34:00

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.

CNNMoney: Wall Street again on edgeupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 09:25:00

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.

Fortune: Icahn turns up heat on Motorolaupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 19:54:00

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.

Fortune: Motorola continues to lose signalupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 15:31:00

Motorola is on track to end the year as the world's No. 4 mobile phone maker.

CNNMoney: Motorola mulls mobile unit spinoffupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 18:17:00

Motorola said Thursday it is considering spinning off its troubled mobile phone unit.

CNNMoney: Motorola names new CEOupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 13:45:00

Motorola Inc. announced Friday its board of directors has elected President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Brown as its new chief executive officer.

Fashion meets wirelessupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 18:25:00

Designers branch out in their clothing lines. CNN's Richard Lui explores the latest trend.

Business 2.0: A projector for cell phonesupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 12:36:00

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.

CNNMoney: Bankruptcy court sides with Motorolaupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 00:11:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola posts loss, revenue fallsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 08:06:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola sees quarterly loss, lower revenueupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 05:34:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola sees $101M charge on job cutsupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 06:02:00

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.

Fortune: The hottest investor in Americaupdated: Wed May 30 2007 10:54:00

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...

Fortune: Can these new phones save Motorola?updated: Wed May 16 2007 09:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Icahn turns up heat on Motorolaupdated: Tue May 01 2007 06:14:00

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."

CNNMoney: Pricing, portfolio hurt Motorolaupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 07:11:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks fizzle after Fedupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 15:27:00

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.

CNNMoney: Wobbly day on Wall Streetupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 14:25:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks struggle after Fed rallyupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 12:42:00

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.

CNNMoney: Wall Street wobbly after Fed-sprintupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 11:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: After the rally, a retreat for stocksupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 10:15:00

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.

CNNMoney: Stocks down after the rallyupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 09:26:00

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.

CNNMoney: Red charity disputes marketing budgetupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 16:42:00

The Global Fund's "Red" anti-AIDS campaign vigorously disputed reports Monday that its marketing budget grossly exceeds charitable donations the fund has received.

CNNMoney: Icahn to acquire massive chunk of Motorolaupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 18:29:00

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.

CNNMoney: Icahn seeks spot on Motorola boardupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 08:22:00

Motorola, the nation's largest cell phone maker, announced Tuesday that financier Carl Icahn is seeking a position on its board of directors.

Fortune: Technology and the developing worldupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 15:40:00

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.

Fortune: Tech targets the Third Worldupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 14:51:00

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.

Fortune: How Apple could rock wirelessupdated: Fri Dec 15 2006 15:02:00

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.

Fortune: Building a cell phone for the massesupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 16:30:00

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.

Fortune: Motorola ranks No. 152 on FORTUNE's 2006 Global 500updated: Thu Sep 21 2006 13:30:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola to buy Symbol Tech for $3.9Bupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 06:43:00

Motorola has agreed to pay $3.9 billion in cash to acquire Symbol Technologies, the companies announced Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Reports: Biggest tech buyout nearupdated: Mon Sep 11 2006 06:44:00

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.

Business 2.0: Motorola's Warrior reveals her battle plansupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 07:44:00

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.

Money Magazine: Advertisers Like Me! They Really Like Me!updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 00:01:00

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...

Business 2.0: Push media is back - on cell phonesupdated: Mon Jul 24 2006 11:57:00

"Push media," a long-forgotten late-'90s Internet buzzword, is making a comeback on cell phones.

CNNMoney: Freescale keeps scaling new heightsupdated: Fri Jul 07 2006 12:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Motorola tries to bend it, with Beckhamupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 10:44:00

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.

Business 2.0: The Fastest-Growing Technology Companiesupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: THE SHAPE OF RINGS TO COMEupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: THIN IS STILL INupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: Reaching (wirelessly) into your pocketupdated: Wed Apr 05 2006 11:39:00

Talk is cheap. Everything else on your mobile handset, however, is going to cost you.

Fortune: Rock Your Proxy Voteupdated: Mon Mar 20 2006 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Rising Star: Greg Brown, Motorolaupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 14:12:00

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.

Business 2.0: Rim Shotsupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Updateupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 00:01:00

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CNNMoney: iTunes phone sales ok, but it's no nanoupdated: Mon Oct 24 2005 12:32:00

Despite mixed reviews, Motorola's highly anticipated iTunes enabled cell phone ROKR hasn't flopped. But are techies getting what they expect?

CNNMoney: Hot gadgets for the holidaysupdated: Tue Sep 13 2005 15:25:00

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.

CNNMoney: iPod cell phone coming your way soon?updated: Tue Aug 30 2005 05:37:00

Apple Computer and Motorola plan to unveil a cell phone with Apple's iTunes software next week, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Fortune: MOTO'S ZANDER: BRILLIANT OR LUCKY?updated: Mon Aug 22 2005 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Pick up the phoneupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 10:08:00

Texas Instruments confirmed on Monday that the sky isn't falling in tech. And that may be particularly good news for Nokia and Motorola.

Business 2.0: Motorola Razr V3updated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

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 ...

CNNMoney: Motorola starts to make beautiful musicupdated: Wed Feb 16 2005 14:07:00

Apple vs. Microsoft feels like the computer industry's version of the Hundred Years War.

Business 2.0: How To Start Turning Around a Behemothupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

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?

Business 2.0: How To Undo a Mistakeupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: DVR use seen soaringupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 11:09:00

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.

Reaching the far reaches of the world -- without wiresupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 11:26:00

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.

Fortune: At Motorola, A Vet Answers The Callupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 00:01:00

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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