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Google Buys Magnolia Broadband’s Patents

Google’s adding some new IP to its already formidable patent arsenal.

According to an announcement from investment bank Mooreland Partners, the search behemoth has purchased a portfolio of patents from Magnolia Broadband, a fabless semiconductor company. According to the USPTO, Magnolia has 28 issued patents and 24 patents pending in the United States, many related to wireless data transmission.

Reached for comment, Google confirmed to AllThingsD that it has indeed acquired Magnolia’s patents, but it declined to provide the price it paid for them or its reason for buying. Said a company spokesperson, “Like many tech companies, at times we’ll acquire patents that are relevant to our business needs.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm 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