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August 26, 2011

Google TV May Benefit From Google-Motorola Merger

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By: Clint Boulton, eWeek

Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility will give it set-top boxes it could parlay into better products for Google TV. That’s assuming Google keeps those hardware assets. Google’s $12.5 billion purchase offer for Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) is regarded by most industry watchers as a bid to secure patent protection, but one of the ancillary benefits is an opportunity to fortify the search engine’s Web television service. Unlike the new Google+ social network the company appears to have poured its heart and soul into, Google TV is struggling to gain significant traction. The service uses Android software and the Chrome Web browser to let users surf TV channels

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