Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5B

Acquisition expands YouTube parent from software to hardware manufacturer, including expansion into consumer electronics and set-top boxes Google Inc. Aug. 15 said it would acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion, establishing the search engine behemoth as a major player in both the hardware and software markets. Chicago-based Motorola is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones, including smartphones incorporating Google's open-platform Android wireless software. "The deal will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers," Google said in a statement. The largely all-cash deal helps Google control the rights to more than 24,000 patents, which should help the company deal with increased litigation regarding license fees involving the Android platform. Specifically, Google recently has been sued by Oracle, Microsoft and Apple, among others, over intellectual property and third-party patents currently in use in the burgeoning smartphone market.

Report predicts what new tech will be mainstream in ten years (and beyond)

Gartner’s newly released 2011 Hype Cycle Special Report looks at 1,900 technologies and predicts whether they have already reached their “Peak of Inflated Expectations” (such as Internet TV, the report states) or whether these technologies will have widespread influence across a number of industries in coming years

NEW DIGITALMEDIA 8G™ ROOM CONTROLLER ADDS BUILT -IN HD VIDEO SCALER AND AUDIO AMPLIFIER FOR BEST DIGITAL AV EXPERIENCE IN EVERY ROOM

DM-RMC-200-C Scales Any Video Signal to Match the Native Resolution of Any Display, Enables High End Sound Quality in Any Room

New Cameo® Keypads Offer Added Flexibility For Lighting Control And Audio Distribution Designs

Cameo® Split-Button Keypads Provide a Wide Variety of Button Configurations, Colors, and Sizes for Wired and Wireless Control of Lighting and Multi-room Audio

CRESTRON MC3 3 -SERIES™ CONTROL SYSTEM REDEFINES THE FUTURE OF HOME CONTROL

MC3 is More Than Just a New Control System, It's the Platform for the Future of the AV Industry

New Crestron DigitalMedia™ Distribution Centers Provide Easy and Affordable Way to Enjoy Stunning High -Definition Content Throughout the Home

Crestron Expands its DigitalMedia™ Line to Serve Residential Market

KanexPro Releases HDMI Extender with Power over Ethernet up to 330ft.

Brea, CA - 08.16.11 - Pro AV Connectivity solutions provider KanexPro is bringing an innovative new technology to CEDIA EXPO and into the market. An addition to the Long-Runner family of HDMI Extenders, constructed with HDBaseT® technology and POE.

CRESTRON PRODIGY® PLX3 HANDHELD REMOTE CONTROL NOW AVAILABLE, GIVES HOMEOWNERS WHOLE HOUSE

Surpassing the Distance Range of Other RF Handhelds, PLX3 Provides Reliable Wireless Home Control and 2-Way Feedback Across Any Size Home

CRESTRON 24" V -PANEL™ COMBINES SEPARATE TOUCH SCREENS, TV DISPLAYS, AND COMPUTER MONITORS INTO ONE EXTREME HIGH -DEFINITION DISPLAY

As DigitalMedia 8G™ Extends to the Touch Screen, V24-C Lets You Control the Home, Lecture Hall and Boardroom, Watch HDTV, Surf the Web and More, All From One Widescreen Panel

CRESTRON SONNEX REDEFINES AUDIO DISTRIBUTION FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

Crestron's Revolutionary Audio Transport Technology Transmits 48 Channels of Uncompressed 24-bit HD Audio Across a Single Shielded CAT5 Cable

Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) is Step in Right Direction for Industry, Parks Associates Research Shows

New Report on Trends in Behavioral and Contextual-based Advertising shows consumers accepting of targeted advertising

New Touchscreen Kiosks for Solihull Doctors Surgeries

Kiosks4business have installed wall mounted touchscreen kiosks at two doctor's surgeries in Birmingham. The kiosks, installed in Solihull are used to provide patients with access to a wide range of medical information.

Jackson Systems Introduces the Comfort System™ T -21 -P Touchscreen Thermostat

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, August 16, 2011- Jackson Systems, LLC, an Indiana-based, award-winning HVAC manufacturer and wholesaler, is proud to introduce the Comfort System™ T-21-P Touchscreen Thermostat.

DirectConnect® comments on earning 2011 Custom Retailer EXC!TE Award at CEDIA 2011 for providing what the custom installation industry has been asking for - Dual HDMI® Cascading Balun with Wireless Remote Control over a Single Coaxial Cable

Cascadable & auto-adjusting balun with full 1080P up to 393.7' over a single coaxial cable for both residential & commercial - no programming or setup. Dual outputs & switchable HDMI® inputs offering up to 3x the signal distance of a standard balun.

Alteva to Exhibit at 2011 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Chicago

Polycom to Sponsor Alteva's Unified Communications Channel Partner Sales Certification Training to be Held in Conjunction with the Show

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