Daily Archives: August 15, 2011

Joseph Menn

The US Federal Communications Commission said on Monday it was investigating a controversial decision by a San Francisco regional transit authority to shut down wireless phone transmissions last weekRead more

Tim Bradshaw

Google’s press package for its $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility included a surprising accompaniment: a list of supportive quotes from HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Google is entering the mobile handset manufacturing business with the $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Larry Page, Google’s chief executive of all of four months, has already penned a blog post hailing the potential for the deal to “supercharge the entire Android ecosystem”.

From 1.30pm London time (8.30am New York time) I was live-blogging the conference call between Motorola and Google executives to hear the full rationale behind this blockbuster deal. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

Anonymous, the online activist group, has released thousands of names, e-mail and home addresses and phone numbers believed to be from myBart.org, an independent site that uses San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit open data services, TNW reports. The hacking is part of a retaliation by Anonymous for BART’s shutdown last week of cell phone services at some of its stations to disrupt planned demonstrations over a police shooting. Read more