"but all in all, Google needs a good management team to pull all together."
You are right. But for more than a decade we have seen Google succeed in most of the things they have undertaken and I believe you don`t spend billions of dollars lightly without thinking about the management part of it. There are surely big challenges that Google`s board has to face and overcome in order to take advantage of the acquisition. But I suppose they are prepared for that.
@ Hospice I seem to agree with you on the acquisition of Motorola by Google will boost Motorola' shareholders stake in the stock market, but I am concerned about the longterm impact on Google. It seems a good idea to have hardware component to balance google's software base, but is the Google management servy enough to manage this partnership? The potential for Google to "supercharge" its Android operating system may well be a potential money maker and the patent Motorola brought along may reduce the risk of law suits, but all in all, Google needs a good management team to pull all together.
@Anna, I say good luck to the Google folks. We are watching and waiting!!
The move to acquire Motorola by Google may have boosted Motorola' shareholders stake in the stock market, but is it good for Google? ( it's a wait and see game)
It is probably good for Google's customers and partners -ref to its Androids o.s. In a joint statement by Google and Motorola, it will allow Google to "supercharge" its Android operating system- maybe?
As you rightly mentioned Android is gearing popularity in all regions, i would say its the right time they acquired motorolla. They have already created a bang on the software side...now we need to watch the same with acquisition.
Saranyatil i quiet agree with that. With Google seems everywhere in the world - Search engine, google+, and with its tentacle capturing hardware sector - is a worthy acquisition. Couple with the fact that, Android mobile OS very popular in Asia pacific and other developing and emerging markets. In today's business, these regions are key to drive more sales for mobile phones and tablet PCs.
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