The Merger Agreement between Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. has raised the stakes in the iOS and Android battle for smartphone dominance. Will the acquisition prove as disastrous as the HP and Palm union? We will soon see if the Google only wanted the patents or whether it will be steaming full speed ahead in the hardware business.
Silicon Alley Insider: Accoona IPO: RIP. Accoona, the odd New Jersey e-commerce company that thought it was a search company, has finally given up on its quixotic quest to go public.
OK, Baidu surprised me, but is there really room for yet another search engine? Google works pretty well most of the time. However, I’ve seen Google fail before when it does not return any relevant result on some of my long tail searches. I’ve added Accoona Corp. contracts to the site. However, several are as PDFs because they curiously filed many of their material contracts as scanned images instead of as text.