Hellooooo fellow WordPress aficionados! This is Ed C. @ EZPC Recycle once again interested in setting up a poll relevant to recent news and this Google acquisition story was way too good to not play with! So just to recap for you gentlemen and gentle ladies that are somewhat out of the “loop” of things, essentially Google has announced it will purchase Motorola for 12.5 billion buckaroos, see here. Google says this conquest will “…supercharge the entire Android ecosystem…” according to Mr Larry Page the current Google CEO. However, as usual, there are many skeptics. One such skeptic is Mr. Josh Lowensohn from CNet.com and he makes an interesting point. According to Mr. Lowensohn Google is acquiring a trove of patents that will most definitely bump Google up to a very secure, stable position in the smartphone market, but the giant tech company is also acquiring just as much litigation problems with the purchase.
In his article, see here, Mr. Lowensohn details the lawsuits hovering over this company. There are 17 lawsuits beginning from October 1, 2010 – August 1, 2011. Amount of companies suing Motorola? 14. In other words: 17 lawsuits in 11 months, i.e. 1.54 lawsuits/mo., i.e. 1 lawsuit every 19.7 days. Google might have got itself in a pickle this time! What do you think? Take the poll and see where you stand.