Peter Kafka

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Google’s 2012 M&A Tab: Motorola Plus $458 Million and Counting

Did Google buy your start-up this year? If so, they spent an average of $19 million on it: The search giant says it spent $458 million on 24 acquisitions through June 30 of this year. That’s in addition, of course, to the $12.5 billion it spent on Motorola Mobility.


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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