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Microsoft Invests $300 Million in a Joint Venture with Barnes & Noble

Microsoft Invests $300 Million in a Joint Venture with Barnes & Noble

Sean P. Aune

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble are teaming up for a new company that could have Amazon quacking in its boots today. It was announced this morning that Microsoft has invested $300 million in a new company with Barnes & Noble that will temporarily be called “Newco.”   The new company involves Barnes & Noble’s Nook division and the bookseller’s educational college business.  The...

Motorola Wins Partial Victory Over Apple in 3G Patent Dispute; Apple Will Appeal

Motorola Wins Partial Victory Over Apple in 3G Patent Dispute; Apple Will Appeal

Brandon Russell

A preliminary ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission found Apple to have infringed upon one out of four Motorola Mobility patents. Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender found Apple to have violated a patent essential to the 3G standard, both UMTS and CDMA, and, if the ruling is upheld — which FOSSPatents believes is unlikely — Apple would be prevented from importing...

Google Reportedly Offered to Sell Motorola Mobility's Hardware Division to Huawei

Google Reportedly Offered to Sell Motorola Mobility's Hardware Division to Huawei

Brandon Russell

Google has reportedly offered Huawei the opportunity to purchase Motorola Mobility's hardware division. If true, the sale would almost certainly confirm suspicions the search giant was only in the acquisition for Motorola's 17,000 patents. Google reportedly offered the division up for a "high price," according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited rumors coming out of Asia. Google's...