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Google’s Bid for Motorola Mobility Wins U.S. Antitrust Approval

February 13, 2012

Jeff Bliss

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.’s $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. was approved by U.S. antitrust regulators, expanding the company’s mobile-phone patents and increasing competition with Apple Inc.

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