John Murrell

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Justice Department Clears Google Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Just hours after European Union antitrust regulators gave the okay to Google’s $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, their counterparts at the U.S. Department of Justice did the same. The DOJ echoed the EU concern over how Google will handle standards essential patents and said it would be watching, but it concluded overall that “the specific transactions at issue are not likely to significantly change existing market dynamics.” Also approved was the sale of a batch of Nortel patents to a consortium composed of Apple, Microsoft and RIM.

We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus