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Google's SEC Filing Indicates Almost Half of the $12.4 Billion Paid just for Patents

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    The SEC filing for Google's acquisition of Motorola has gone public. The bulk of the $12.4 Billion paid for the company was the $5.5 Million paid specifically for the “patents and developed technology” that Motorola held. The rest of the money paid breaks down in an interesting fashion: $2.9 billion was attributed to cash acquired, $730 million was for customer relationships, $670 million was for “other net assets acquired,” and $2.6 billion was for “goodwill.”

    That last bit caught our eye too. What sort of "goodwill" will be worth $2.6 Billion dollars? Google answered this for us later on in the filing. They said the good will could be “primarily attributed to the synergies expected to arise after the acquisition.” Interesting, these seems like a very forward thinking statement. Could they have plans for Motorola in the future that no one knows about? This seems highly likely.

    Interestingly, the SEC filing shares a summary of the real reason that Google decided the Motorola buyout was a good deal. Here's the quote,

    Quite true. It will be interesting to see what "synergies" Googorola comes up with in the future...

    Source: TechCrunch
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    This is what I thought might be happening... keeping an eye on the future.

    I personally hope that this marriage will lead to android being developed in areas that it hasn't so far. .
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    ^^. Agreed.
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    Who better to make the consumer version of the Google Goggles than Motorola?? Good things with this for all involved. I hope they follow through and keep the companies separate for the most part so fewer people lose jobs.

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    you mean $5.5 Billion right? I'm curious how it will play out...
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