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Topic: Motorola

Retail, Automotive Biggest Spenders in 2013

P&G, GM, AT&T among Kantar's top 10 spenders for the year

The absence of the Summer Olympics and political spending in fall 2013 (compared to their presence in 3Q 2012) may have put a damper on advertising expenditures, but total ad revenue…

Google Interface May Change Smartwatch Game

Wearable software becomes available to developers

Google doesn’t just have one smartwatch in the works—it has a number of new wearables designed by a variety of electronics makers and fashion companies. The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant…

Google Takes $7B Hit In Motorola Sale

Hardware dreams crash in ill-fated acquisition

Google’s Motorola adventure came to an abrupt end today, as the search giant unloaded the smartphone maker for a more than $7 billion loss. It’s the best money Google ever…

Google Welcomes Nest Home

Pays $3.2b for smart thermostat maker

Google is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest, the hardware for the home technology startup. The acquisition is Google’s second-most expensive purchase after its 2012 deal to buy Motorola for $12.5…

Google's Wood Phone Finally in the Wild

Real bamboo option now available

Google’s Moto X phone was launched this summer, but one model has been kept from the public: he bamboo version. The Moto X is Google’s first smartphone born completely out of…

Ad of the Day: Edward Norton Shines in Crazy 90-Second Thrill Ride for Verizon and Droid

Like 10 spots in one

Given the actor's reputation for demanding final cut (all right, the director was notoriously insane) and distancing himself from projects he doesn't like, it makes perfect sense that if Edward…

Every Apple Competitor Bought Twitter Ads for iPad Reveal

Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia go for brand-jacking

Apple's iPad Air reveal has easily been the business tech story of the day, and competitors were more than ready to attempt to brand-jack the news. Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, LG…

Droga5 Now Leading Creative for Google's Motorola

First ad is print, more to come

Droga5 on Wednesday launches its first work for Google-owned Motorola, a print ad touting the made-in-the-USA credentials of the forthcoming Moto X smartphone. The independent agency will handle lead creative responsibilities…

A Very Brief History of Web Video

From lonelygirl15 to billions of viewers

December 1995-January 1999 After seeing Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s short Spirit of Christmas, TV exec Brian Graden commissions a second video he distributes to friends on VHS. The video—and…

Google Search Exec Questions Facebook Graph Search

Also discusses ambitions to recreate Star Trek

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a point of stressing that the social network’s Graph Search is not a Web search engine along the lines of Google. Rather than scan…

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