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EU Regulators Delay Google's Motorola Buy, Seeking More Info 45

Posted by timothy
from the power-to-destroy dept.
judgecorp writes "The European Commission is delaying Google's proposed purchase of Motorola Mobility, saying it wants 'more infromation.' Europe may be nervous of the power the purchase will give Google in the mobile space."
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EU Regulators Delay Google's Motorola Buy, Seeking More Info

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  • by oPless (63249) on Tuesday December 13, 2011 @09:54AM (#38355100) Journal

    This is probably why the EU is interested in the Google purchase of Motorola. The listing below are just the UK company details, I'm quite sure there's a Google and Motorola Solutions office in each EU member state. Just because the group head office is in the US doesn't remove the merger being scrutinised by non-US entities. One would think the you consider the USA is the centre of the world by your last comment...

    MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED
    JAYS CLOSE
    VIABLES IND EST
    BASINGSTOKE HANTS
    RG22 4PD
    Company No. 00912182

    And

    GOOGLE UK LIMITED
    BELGRAVE HOUSE
    76 BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD
    LONDON
    SW1W 9TQ
    Company No. 03977902

  • by jperl (1453911) on Tuesday December 13, 2011 @09:54AM (#38355112)

    Motorola Problems (opposite of Solutions) is a US company. Google is a US company.

    Why is the EU even getting involved at all? This has nothing to do with them, other than the fact that some of their lobbyists see Apple dollars and that hamstringing this merger would help keep Apple with the upper hand in this patent polka that all the phone companies are forced to play.

    Maybe the EU should look at other things like banks, and their problems.

    Google has officially asked the EU regulation commission on its statement to the merger.
    Even though the commission could not stop them from merging, there could be serious consequences after the merger in the EU member states.
    So it is in Google's best interest, to get an OK by the EU.

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