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Google sells Motorola’s home set-top box business to ARRIS for $2.35 billion

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http://www.talkandroid.com – Google originally explained that it purchased Motorola almost exclusively for its wide portfolio of intellectual properties, and today that statement has been validated. Google has officially sold Motorola’s successful set-top box business for a staggering $2.35 billion. ARRIS is the recipient of the new business, ponying up $2 billion in cash and around $300 million in stock. The end result will have ARRIS garnering a quality swath of set-top patents, along with Google taking a 15.7 percent ownership of ARRIS Of course, this news isn’t completely shocking as we had heard rumors o (IT news)