Tech 2.0 for Thursday, January 30, 2014
Google is selling Motorola in a multi-billion dollar deal. Internet giant Google is selling its Motorola smartphone business to Chinese PC maker Lenovo for $2.9 billion. The deal includes Motorola smartphone brands like the Moto X and Moto G and the Droid Ultra series. Google purchased Motorola in 2012 for $12.5 billion and will retain ownership of most of its Motorola Mobility patents. The deal is still subject to regulatory approval. Lenovo also acquired IBM's PC business and brand in 2005.
Unique it is - a new dating service is hoping that people are looking for love, but only on the weekends. The name of the new dating web site says it all parttimelove.com. But before you judge this approach as leaning more towards a one night stand, the founder says it's anything but. The site says it's about low-maintenance relationships for people who value independence and love. The goal is a lasting and loving relationship, but without the time commitment and obligation a full-time relationship would have, according to its marketing materials. To note, this website just went live at the start of the year, so only time will tell if there is a market out there of daters who are looking for just this.
With the Super Bowl this weekend, many consumers will be rushing out to cash in on TV sales. But, if you're looking for a real bargain, you may want to wait until after the Super Bowl. According to a survey by fatwallet.com, price is the most important factor for those buying TV's this year and the budget is about $500 dollars. So, if you aren't a Broncos or Seahawks fan, you might consider waiting until next month to shop for TV's. Fat Wallet says TV's and other electronics prices will drop even more during February clearances and just in time for March Madness.