Motorola Mobility's deep patent portfolio was a key driver of Google's decision to snap up the handset maker, says Morningstar's Rick Summer.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser gives the blow-by-blow on recent showdowns between Coke and Pepsi, Apple and Google, Facebook and Twitter, and more.
Cliffs plus ceilings, the Fed plus tightening, and Google plus regulators are just some of the pairings that caught investors' interest this week.
The search giant's first-quarter results underscored the fact that even with Android's explosive growth, Google's bread and butter remains its still-fast-growing advertising business, says Morningstar's Rick Summer.
©2012 Morningstar Advisor. All right reserved.