Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. Common Stock

  • Will the Moto X Finally Justify Google’s Acquisition of Motorola?

    By Leo Sun - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FLEX, GOOG, MMI

    Just when you thought the smartphone market couldn’t get any more crowded, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) recently teased that its Motorola Moto X Android smartphone might be arriving ahead of schedule. Although Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) CEO Dennis Woodside previously stated that the Moto X would be available from several carriers by October, recent reports claim that it could launch as early as August. Google’s full-page advertisements in U more »

  • The Fruitless Quest for the Elusive Omni-Computer

    By Leo Sun - May 18, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, MMI, SSNLF | Editor's Choice

    Last month, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) CEO Thorsten Heins claimed that the popularity of tablet computers, dominated by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android devices, would wane over the next five years. Heins predicted that computer users would become increasingly dependent on a single computing device, such as a smartphone docked into a workstation, for all their daily tasks. Heins also vaguely hinted that BlackBerry would eventually release more »

  • Google’s Short Sale to Arris a Signal of Things to Come

    By Peter Pham - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, ARRS, GOOG, MSFT, MMI, NOK, SNE, TWC

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) sold the lucrative Motorola Home division to Arris (NASDAQ: ARRS) for $2.35 billion in a cash and stock, offloading what was a redundant part of their acquisition of Motorola Mobility earlier in the year.  Google wanted MMI for its ability to make compelling smartphones to grab the Android market share from Samsung, not to build more set-top boxes. According to the terms of the deal, Google more »

  • Superphones Spewing BLOOD in Europe

    By Somnath Guha - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MMI

    The boxing gloves are out in the mobile market.

    Google-owned Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) must recall all the Android tablets and smartphones it has shipped in the country which infringe Apple's scrolling patent popularly known as "rubber band," a court in Munich, Germany ruled on the 13th of September. The same was the key in its billion-dollar lawsuit win against Samsung in the US.

    The recall will more »

  • Seeing is NOT Always Believing

    By Somnath Guha - September 17, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, MMI, NOK, SSNLF

    Seeing is not always believing. Although we generally tend to believe whatever we see from a mobile giant.

    The Finnish phone company, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) unveiled the footage while announcing its new Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones recently. It was intended to show off the new optical image stabilization feature, and was seemingly presented as if it was shot with a Lumia 920.

    The clip showed a young man and more »

  • Popularity of LTE Technology

    By Somnath Guha - September 16, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MMI

    The world is embracing LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology with multiple bands.

    Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a radio platform technology that will allow operators to achieve even higher peak throughputs than HSPA+ in higher spectrum bandwidth. The overall objective for LTE is to provide an extremely high performance radio-access technology that offers full vehicular speed mobility and that can readily coexist with HSPA and earlier networks. Because of scalable more »

  • Unveiling the Most Powerful Smartphones

    By Somnath Guha - September 10, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, GOOG, MSFT, MMI, NOK, SSNLF

    The smartphone war is on. There is a whole lot of movement in the mobility device market.

    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) unveiled the company's most powerful smartphone, the new LUMIA on Wednesday. The company launched two new handsest running on Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows software, and also unveiled a recharging 'pillow' that does away with the need to plug in a cable.

    Motorola (NYSE: MMI) CEO Dennis Woodside on more »

  • Samsung vs. Apple Verdict: The Winners and the Losers

    By Ashish Sharma - August 26, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, MSFT, MMI

    In one of our previous articles, we talked about the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) vs. Samsung infringement battle and how Apple has had the upper hand in the trial (See: The Apple-Samsung Battle and its effects on the Smartphone industry). As we expected Apple has finally won the infringement battle with the jury authorizing almost all of Apple’s claims against Samsung, handing the South Korean electronics giant a bill of more »

  • A Bearish Thesis on the Bearish Thesis for Google

    By Ashish Sharma - August 24, 2012 | Tickers: BIDU, FB, GOOG, MMI, YNDX, ZNGA

    Risk and reward generally go hand in hand. But Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) seems to have ruined this partnership. The risk reward ratio for Google is pretty attractive right now as the risks have not panned out the way they were supposed to. We believe that Google could see a share price upside as investors recognize that social networks are less of a threat than previously feared, mobile might be more more »

  • Google: Bullish from Medium to Long Term Perspective

    By Gayatri Sharma - August 22, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, EBAY, MMI

    Google is one company which has seen continuous innovations going around for quite some time. Some of these are Google Fiber, Google wallet etc. Although some of these products don’t gain much traction, Google has continued to show the ability to extract maximum value from those which do. Google has positive catalysts ahead in near to medium term with its increasing hardware presence and with its new products gaining more »

  • The Apple-Samsung Battle and its Effects on the Smartphone Industry

    By Ashish Sharma - August 21, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MMI

    As Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung have laid down their testimony on Friday regarding the ongoing patent infringement trial, the decision about the multi-billion industry now falls on the shoulders of the jury of seven men and two women. Judge Lucy Kohler has already asked the two parties to come to a settlement as she said “I see risk here for both sides, if we go to a verdict.” We more »

  • Motorola Employees Need to Start Googling Jobs

    By Rita Chattaraj - August 19, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MMI, NOK

    Motorola (NYSE: MMI) employees need to start looking for jobs as the online search giant Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) decides to make this recently acquired phone maker lean and fit for survival and growth. Google has announced it plans to bring down the employee base at Motorola by as much as 4,000, coming to 20% of the entire work force. Wall Street was very quick to react to the news more »

  • Google Cuts 4000 Jobs

    By Rekha Marwah - August 15, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MMI

    Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has announced to cut about 4000 jobs, approximately 20% of MOTOROLA MOBILITY’S (NYSE: MMI) workforce. To streamline the company, 94 of Motorola mobility’s offices will be closed worldwide. Dennis Woodside, the new executive, said that manufacture of “low-end” devices would be stopped and focus would be on innovative and profitable devices. Google plans to use Motorola Mobility for the betterment of their Android powered more »

  • How can Apple Continue its Ascent?

    By Kevin Gill - August 11, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, MMI, NOK

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been on one of the most impressive runs for a tech company ever. The little Silicon Valley group remade itself from a niche computer company that never had more than a 5% market share to the king of gadgets with billions in income and a stock valuation of over $600. But many investors are asking questions. Can Apple continue its rise or is a fall inevitable more »

  • Google Proving Itself Better Than The Competition

    By Rita Chattaraj - July 25, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, MMI, NOK

    The world’s largest online search provider turned the world’s largest smartphone OS maker, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) came out with its fiscal 2012 second quarter earnings very recently and has impressed everyone once again. The company rewarded its investors with an outstanding 35% surge in its top line, a GAAP bottom line surge of 11.2%, and a non-GAAP surge of 17.5%. Let’s take a peek into more »

  • The Great Platform War Is Upon Us

    By Steven Heller - July 15, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, MMI

    When a single company develops hardware and software into one package, they create the basis of a platform.  Platform is the new buzzword that’s all the rage with investors, especially when it relates to mobile computing.  It’s been an investing theme of mine this year because I believe software companies are more valuable than standalone hardware companies.  I think software is improving the user experience more than hardware more »

  • Will Nokia Unleash its Inner Warren Zevon?

    By Jonathan Yates - July 13, 2012 | Tickers: BBRY, GOOG, MSFT, MMI, NOK

    Warren Zevon, the musician, once said in an interview that he wrote his hit song, "Send Lawyers, Guns and Money" on a wet cocktail napkin as a result of imbibing in too much of the local product at an exotic locale.  Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) is now looking at a similar plan due to its inability to sell enough its product at any location around the globe, no matter how more »

  • I/O Aftermath: Can Google be Deemed Evil?

    By Steven Heller - July 13, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, MMI

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has received a lot of negative flak this year that suggests evil doing.  Many pundits have argued Google has undergone a transformation and taken a turn to the dark side.  They would support this claim with examples how the Motorola (NYSE: MMI) acquisition crowds out the competition and how the convoluted share split represents greed at its finest.  Others would defend Google in saying the Motorola acquisition more »

  • Chinese Puzzle - Act Global or Look Backward

    By George Gutowski - May 28, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, MMI

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is trying to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings (NYSE: MMI) primarily to scoop up a huge treasure trove of patents and intellectual property. Anti-trust regulators around the world have in turn signed off on the deal. Except for the Chinese. China, the worlds second largest economy, seems to be officially sitting on its hands. They are holding up the deal. Google's track record in China is more »

  • Attack of the Androids

    By Peter Pham - May 25, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, MMI

    Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) acquisition of Motorola Mobility Inc. (NYSE: MMI) was finally blessed by the Chinese government removing the final obstacle to the $12.5 billion transaction.  This gives Google the one thing it has lacked since launching its Android OS, a hardware platform on which to showcase it. 

    They didn’t buy Motorola for its operational excellence, that’s for sure.  They bought it to give them a more »

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