Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday August 15, 2011

Microsoft Also Considered Buying Motorola?

The folks at GigaOm claim that Microsoft was also in talks to buy Motorola before the handset maker was snatched up by Google.

Our sources say that Motorola was in acquisition talks with several parties, including Microsoft for quite some time. Microsoft was interested in acquiring Motorola’s patent portfolio that would have allowed it to torpedo Android even further. The possibility of that deal brought Google to the negotiation table, resulting in the blockbuster sale.