China Clears Google’s Motorola Mobility Deal

Google said Saturday that Chinese antitrust authorities have cleared the Internet giant’s proposed purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., pushing the $12.5 billion deal over its last regulatory hurdle.

Google, a Silicon Valley giant that built its business on Web services, startled the tech industry last August by saying it would buy the company, a much older, Illinois-based maker of mobile devices and other hardware.

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