We’ve been wondering how Google was going to combat the recent onslaught of patent lawsuits that have been going their way but we can’t honestly say we saw buying Motorola Mobility as a solution to their problem. Turns out someone at Google did and they’re buying the Android OEM for a nice 12.5 Billion dollars.
Some would say it’s notable that the nation’s largest retailer is quietly shutting the door of their 8 year experiment competing with the likes of Zune, iTunes, and Amazon. Some would say that Walmart should have been able to use it’s lower prices, and relative ubiquity with consumers to strong arm it’s way to the top. Today Walmart announced that they are exiting the MP3 Music business, and we have to say, we aren’t shocked, we aren’t shocked in the slightest.