NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's been over a year since search giant Google (GOOG - Get Report) paid an estimated $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility (MMI - Get Report). In addition to securing a portfolio of valuable hardware patents, the move was supposed to allow Google to improve its competitive position against (among others) hated rivals Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the race toward smartphones and tablet supremacy.Except, it has not worked. And on the heels of the company's third quarter earnings report, investors are beginning to wonder if it ever will.
Google: Late for Work and the Motorola Won't Start
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