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Google gets second info request from DOJ over Motorola deal

updated 06:30 pm EDT, Wed September 28, 2011

Google faces hurdle as DOJ wants more on Motorola

Google's Senior VP in charge of the takeover of Motorola, Dennis Woodside, posted Wednesday that the Department of Justice had asked a second time for information on the $12.5 billion dollar deal. What that entailed wasn't mentioned. Woodside minimized the significance of the second request and was confident the buyout would still go through.

"This is pretty routine; we've gotten these kind of requests before," he argued. "While this means we won't be closing right away, we're confident that the DOJ will conclude that the rapidly growing mobile ecosystem will remain highly competitive after this deal closes."

Second requests don't necessarily mean the DOJ will oppose the deal but do often signal that there are enough problems for a serious concern to exist. The demand might delay the deal or see Google make concessions.

Some of the issues might have been raised by Google apparently doubling back on its own position on the value of the deal. At first, it focused solely on the patents and promised to keep itself at "arm's length" from Motorola. Later, however, both rumors and Google chairman Eric Schmidt revealed that hardware was part of the plan. The company as a consequence will be competing against many of its own partners and could use its development of the OS to give itself first crack at new operating systems as well as better integration than its partners.



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    People had died out there. Until this case could be clarified to the public and concurred at authorities, Eric schmidt and Sebastian Thrun's side would remain a menace to human society:

    Google’s Eric Schmidt along with a Stanford Computer Science professor Sebastian Thrun had involved into crimes which had endangered human lives. Schmidt and Thrun’s side had murdered Stanford student May Zhou and they had plotted a murder on me as well, during their fight with Stanford to threaten me and to terrorize Stanford people. Schmidt and Thrun had not paid for their crimes so far. But this case is regarding to people’s lives, and when it regards to people’s lives, there should not be any compromise nor any dubious or obscure points left.

    more details Look-inside-dumbfounded [ http://tysurl.com/BsEnQ4 ] …and it did happen as Eric Schmidt predicted so far, that police did not find out who murdered Stanford student May Zhou [ http://www.mayzhou.com ], which is very scary … Schmidt side told me: if they can’t win the case at judicial authorities, they could take my life as easy as getting rid of a bug … it is problems in Stanford Computer Science Department with their Professor Sebastian Thrun’s case that led to May Zhou’s death … who actually setup order in Stanford Computer Science Department? … Thrun, Schmidt, Scheler, and Thrun’s bosses in Stanford Computer Science departmet are all in debt to Stanford student May Zhou’s death.

    — An unheard of sandal in history of college education.

    — An unheard of sandal in history of college education.

    When I disclosed his crimes, Eric Schmidt ran out of grounds and publicly sent me life threatening message [ http://tysurl.com/dsyyGp ]

  1. PeterCao

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    Eric Schmidt

    People had died out there. Until this case could be clarified to the public and concurred at authorities, Eric schmidt and Sebastian Thrun's side would remain a menace to human society:

    Google’s Eric Schmidt along with a Stanford Computer Science professor Sebastian Thrun had involved into crimes which had endangered human lives. Schmidt and Thrun’s side had murdered Stanford student May Zhou and they had plotted a murder on me as well, during their fight with Stanford to threaten me and to terrorize Stanford people. Schmidt and Thrun had not paid for their crimes so far. But this case is regarding to people’s lives, and when it regards to people’s lives, there should not be any compromise nor any dubious or obscure points left.

    more details Look-inside-dumbfounded [ http://tysurl.com/BsEnQ4 ] …and it did happen as Eric Schmidt predicted so far, that police did not find out who murdered Stanford student May Zhou [ http://www.mayzhou.com ], which is very scary … Schmidt side told me: if they can’t win the case at judicial authorities, they could take my life as easy as getting rid of a bug … it is problems in Stanford Computer Science Department with their Professor Sebastian Thrun’s case that led to May Zhou’s death … who actually setup order in Stanford Computer Science Department? … Thrun, Schmidt, Scheler, and Thrun’s bosses in Stanford Computer Science departmet are all in debt to Stanford student May Zhou’s death.

    — An unheard of sandal in history of college education.

    When I disclosed his crimes, Eric Schmidt ran out of grounds and publicly sent me life threatening message [ http://tysurl.com/dsyyGp ]

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