Google Will Receive $2 Billion and $300 in Stock from Arris Deal

After closing the deal on its buy of Motorola Home just six months ago, Google sold the consumer video division to Arris Group late Wednesday evening in a $2.5 billion cash-and-stock package, making Arris one of the world's largest set-top vendors. Rumors that Google would unload this … [Read more...]

Groupon Rumored to be Google’s Latest Acquisition Target

Groupon's (NASDAQ: GRPN) stock price shot up over 20% Friday amid rumors that Google might be courting the company as an acquisition candidate. Forbes discounted the rumor as a stupid rumor of the week, calling it, "A rumor so silly that no right-minded person would think it … [Read more...]

Google Will Start Charging Small Businesses to use “Google Apps”

Google (GOOG) announced today that it will begin charging new small and medium sized businesses (SMB) to use its cloud-based Google Apps for business software. Existing small business customers will be grandfathered in and will still have free access, as will individuals, but new … [Read more...]