Google To Buy Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Google Inc. is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in cash. It's by far Google's biggest acquisition and a sign the online search leader is serious about expanding beyond its core Internet business and setting the agenda in the fast-growing mobile market.

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    Motorola, Inc. (/ ˌ m oʊ t ə ˈ r oʊ l ə /) was an American multinational telecommunications company founded on September 25, 1928, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.
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