PhillyInc dials up Google's $12.5B deal

Nothing like a $12.5 billion acquisition to start off Monday.

Google intends to part with a giant portion of its cash horde to buy Motorola Mobility, one of its hardware partners for the Google Android mobile-phone operating system. Motorola Mobility has a large operation in Horsham.

You can read more about the deal (and welcome back PhillyDeals columnist Joe DiStefano from his vacation) here.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal ponders whether the Google-Motorola link-up means that King of Prussia's InterDigital has lost a key bidder for its portfolio of patents covering wireless technology.

Well, into every business strategy a little rain must fall.