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Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition: what folks are saying

Yesterday, Google agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. If regulators approve the deal, it will represent its largest acquisition ever.

It’s a bold move by Google co-founder and now-CEO Larry Page, and one which could literally make or break Android.

Not surprisingly, the acquisition has sparked significant discussion and debate. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting things observers are saying. The consensus? Google either made the best move of its life, or the worst.

Is Google’s focus on social now an unhealthy obsession?

Google is arguably one of the most innovative companies to launch in the
past century, but when it comes to social media, the company has found
it hard to keep up.

Time and time again, its attempts to build social products to compete
with the likes of Facebook and Twitter have come up short. But Google
isn’t ready to give up.