Google acquires Motorola Mobility, faces antitrust lawsuit in Europe over search results

Pro: 17,000 new patents. Con: deciding whether to change your business model or fight litigation

Everybody has their ups and downs. For most people, it’ll be something like “The bus is running late, but at least I found $5 in my pocket this morning.” Of course if you’re Google, the scale is a little bit grander.

On the upside, Google announced on Tuesday that it has officially acquired Motorola Mobility (and the more than 17,000 patents that come with it), adding more ammunition to Google’s smartphone arsenal. “As a company who made a big, early bet on Android, Motorola has become an incredibly valuable partner to Google,” said Google CEO Larry Page on the company blog.

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