Friday, September 02, 2011

The real reason Google bought Motorola • The Register

Check the full post for some innovative accounting analysis

However, this deal to purchase Motorola Mobility might be a coup to beat that hands down. The headline price to purchase the handset-maker and their bundle of patents is $12.5bn but that's not what the net cost to Google might turn out to be. How about $3.8bn for that? For, along with the company and the patents, Google has also bought a series of tax losses.

The real reason Google bought Motorola • The Register

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