John Paczkowski

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Google Reportedly Looking to Unload Moto Set-Top Box Unit

Google’s plan to sell off Motorola Mobility’s cable assets is quickly moving from theoretical to actual.

Bloomberg reports that the search behemoth has hired Barclays to help it shop Motorola’s Home division, which makes and sells set-top boxes and cable modems, among other things. The process is still in the very early stages, but sources familiar with it say Google is hoping Motorola’s home business will command a price of $2 billion.

That’s about half what Motorola was asking for it when it attempted to sell the division in 2009. Light Reading first reported Google’s interest in Barclays as banker on August 6.

Motorola Mobility declined to comment on the report.

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work