U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Stories June 8, 2012

Motorola announced its Dinara smartphone— officially known as the “xT928” – for China Telecom last November, but a supposed press leak of the AT&T variation just surfaced stateside.

The Verge received a media shot of the rumored device today (above). As the report noted, the assumed Atrix 2 successor boasts a 720p display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and 4G LTE. The notable feature, however, is not really a feature at all: the Dinara lacks physical home buttons on the front display. Much is unknown about the smartphone this point; even its name is not set in stone. However, the “July 26” stamp within the date widget might finally give a hint as to when this device will launch.

Google closed its $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition last Month when China gave the merger an overdue go-ahead. Motorola promptly filed an 8-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the deal’s transaction finalized shortly after. It appears the Dinara’s software and user-interface is unaffected by the recent Google buyout and will likely sport a Motoblur flavor.

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Stories May 21, 2012

Google-Motorola deal transaction will close by May 23

Google made headway on its $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition late last week when China finally gave the pending merger an O.K., and today the soon-acquired company filed an 8-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that specified the deal’s transaction will close either May 22 or May 23.

According to TechCrunch

So what happens next? A ‘listening tour,’ a source tells us, with new management visiting the whole of the operation, ‘seeing what everyone does, then making decisions.’ One decision that may be close at hand has to do with headcount: we have heard that there will be layoffs coming imminently — with one person close to the situation even putting the number as high as 30 percent of Motorola’s staff, worldwide. At the same time, more details are emerging about the conditions that China put on the deal: they include a guarantee that Android would remain free and open source for the next five years.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Stories January 27, 2012

As 9to5Google reported last October, the search Goliath appears to be on a spending spree since 2011. Having reported holiday quarter earnings, the company filed its 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. The document, available online at the agency’s website, specifies that Google spent $1.9 billion dollars acquiring 79 companies throughout last year.

The sum includes cash and stock and is nearly double the $1 billion they spent on 48 acquisitions in the previous year. For the entire 2011, the number of full-time employees at the company ballooned 33 percent to 32,467 Googlers. Just do not count on the company satisfying its appetite for acquisitions anytime soon, as the filing reads:

Acquisitions will also remain an important component of our strategy and use of capital, and we expect our current pace of acquisitions to continue.

So, has Google put its acquisition money to good use?

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