Tag Archive: Motorola

Carl Icahn’s Motorola split-up finally pays off with a $415 million weekend

Aug. 15, ‘11: Joe Weisenthal does the math: Icahn owns 26.8 million shares of Motorola Mobility, which just got a $15/share premium, thanks to Google’s acquisition. That’s $415 million more than they were worth last week. But it’s been a very long time … Continue reading →

Google buys Motorola, patents, and an Android business model for $12.5 billion

Aug. 15, ‘11: Huge and totally unexpected deal, but it actually makes sense. Here’s Google’s blog post (“Supercharging Android”) and press release for the acquisition. If the Feds let the deal go through… Google would own all of Motorola’s patents, and could license … Continue reading →

Apple sells more tablets in 2 weeks than Motorola plans to ship all year

Jul. 28, ‘11: Motorola confirmed today that its Xoom tablet, running on Google’s Android platform, is a flop. Here’s Ina Fried, reporting for All Things D: Motorola said on Thursday that it expects to sell 1.3 million to 1.5 tablets for the full year, … Continue reading →

Woot sold 2,288 Motorola Xooms yesterday

Jul. 14, ‘11: Not bad. That’s 10 Xooms for every Android tablet app on the market.

Motorola Xoom on sale for $400 at Woot today

Jul. 13, ‘11: Hasn’t sold out yet… (Thanks to Jordan Golson.)