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Lenovo buys Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9B

Chinese PC and smartphone maker Lenovo has agreed to buy phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion, Google announced on Wednesday.

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Motorola's new Moto X phone worries IT security pros

The new Moto X smartphone, the flagship smartphone for Google's Motorola Mobility unit, comes with all kinds of consumer friendly features, but these same features can pose a security nightmare for IT managers, according to analysts consulted by CIO Magazine.

Facebook taps former Motorola exec Gary Briggs as first CMO

Facebook has hired former Motorola Mobility executive Gary Briggs as its first-ever chief marketing officer. Briggs replaces Facebook Vice President of Product Marketing Eric Antonow, who is leaving the social networking giant after spearheading its marketing efforts since 2010: A Facebook spokesperson told  AdAge  that Antonow will exit next month to pursue a project related to his interest in education.

Report: Google's Moto X to feature always-on voice commands, active updates

A new demonstration video reportedly released by Canadian operator Rogers Wireless indicates Google's forthcoming Moto X smartphone will integrate an always-on voice command feature enabling users to access services and information without touching the handset.

Samsung gains on Apple in US smartphone market, says comScore

Apple ranked as the top smartphone maker in the United States with 39.2 percent of market, but second place Samsung posted the highest sequential growth rate, according to an online survey by comScore's MobiLens service

AirWatch buys Motorola Solutions' Mobility Services Platform unit

Mobile device management firm AirWatch has acquired Motorola Solutions' Mobility Service Platform unit for an undisclosed sum.

Sprint upgrades Motorola Photon Q to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Motorola Mobility's Photon Q is the latest Sprint Nextel smartphone upgraded to Google's Android 4.1 mobile operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The automatic download began rolling out to subscribers Thursday.

Verizon elevates Motorola's Droid Bionic to Android Jelly Bean

Verizon Wireless is upgrading Motorola Mobility's Droid Bionic to Google's Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. The operator will push out the over-the-air software update in phases, beginning today.

Spotlight: Google ups Motorola Mobility job cuts to over 5,000

Google said it would cut an additional 1,200 positions at its Motorola Mobility unit, on top of the 4,000 cuts announced last August, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.