Earlier today Jim Spencer from JBS Partners commented on Google’s decision to acquire Motorola’s mobile phone business. His comments got me thinking about why Google would pay $12.5 billion — offering the company a 61% premium on their going rate — to get a deal done now.
Jim was careful in his commentary, indicating that others have steadfastly defended Google’s innovation to him. I found that a bit funny since that perspective was shared just a month after they cloned Facebook and called it Google+.
So, I want to know what YOU think.
Is Google a true innovator or just another tech industry bully?
— Please provide your thoughts on this in the comments section below!
My take is this…
I’ve been critical of Google in the past and I have no intentions of letting off the gas. I said to Jim through the course of our initial discussion…
Google has done a tremendous job of innovating monopolization.