Motorola, Google’s Blind Spot

Was Motorola a big blunder for Google? Two years ago Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion, and has just announced an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. The original acquisition of Motorola has proved to be a heavy financial loss for Google, but a steal on Lenovo’s part.

What was Google thinking? The company originally expressed interest in Motorola because they wanted the security of Motorola patents in order to stand up to Apple and Microsoft in court cases. In Microsoft v. Motorola, the original lawsuit was valued at $4 billion, but ultimately the case closed with Microsoft paying $1.7 million annually. At that rate it would take 3,235 years for the lawsuit to reach the original predicted valuation. Additionally, Motorola’s sales began to drop drastically over the two years.

Lamar’s Butterfly

Artist Kendrick Lamar released his latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly”, on 3/15/15 and it is projected to be his biggest success to date. His previous three albums discuss adversity and life growing up in Compton, California but they were not as focused as this album is to discussing racial issues and the implications of