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Google doesn't operate this way, this article has no real basis. 30 Billion for being better at retail?

Maybe they could take a mayor shareholder stake for influence, but Motorola is still separate and was bought for the patents.

Google will far more likely create it's own carrier.

I concur. Why not spend money disrupting the industry with a decentralized service or similar instead of buying an existing player with all their baggage?

Their fibre push seems to be much more the style I would expect.

Well, there is a very real problem with putting cell towers on the ground. T-Mobile has that, as well as spectrum, to offer a potential buyer. And those two things are extraordinarily difficult to build out yourself.

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