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Google to acquire Motorola Mobility in $12.5 billion deal

BY Staff Writer

Mountain View, Calif. — A Monday report by the Associated Press said that Google is acquiring cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion in cash, a transaction that is Google’s biggest to date.

Google’s Android operating system runs smartphones that compete with iPhones, BlackBerrys and Windows-based mobile devices. Motorola Mobility was separated from the rest of Motorola in January, and has re-emerged as a maker of Android-based smartphones.

“Motorola Mobility’s total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies,” said Google CEO Larry Page in a statement. “Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers.”

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this year or early 2012.

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Office Depot launches mobile back-to-school promotion

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New York City — Marketing technology company SpyderLynk and Momentum Worldwide announced Friday that Office Depot has launched a national back-to-school mobile campaign that was developed by Momentum, using SpyderLynk’s 2D mobile barcode SnapTag technology.

The campaign offers back-to-school shoppers the opportunity to save through in-store mobile gift card giveaways and other discounts.

Momentum developed the integrated marketing campaign for Office Depot to connect with shoppers during the back-to-school season and partnered with SpyderLynk to deploy the SnapTag technology.

The campaign runs from July 24 to Sept. 11. To participate, Office Depot customers snap and send a picture of the SnapTag, featured on in-store displays, with a standard mobile camera phone to find out if they’ve won a $100 Office Depot mobile gift card, which is redeemable instantly in-store. Winners will then take their mobile phones to the check out to redeem their prize. For a limited time, participants will also receive special mobile coupons to save on a variety of back-to-school essentials.

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Sur La Table to open NYC flagship in Hearst Tower

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Seattle — Cooking retailer Sur La Table said Monday it will open a flagship store in Hearst Tower, New York City, in late 2011.

The chain’s first NYC space opened in SoHo in 2005 and a second store in the Upper East Side opened in 2010.

The new store will include Sur La Table’s largest kitchen and cooking class program. Customers will be able to take cooking classes, as well as attend events with media partners and renowned chefs from around the world. Cooking classes are currently slated to start in early December.

The company currently operates over 85 stores nationwide, many with cooking class programs. Earlier this year, two new stores were opened and two stores were relocated. Plans to open seven additional retail locations, grow its distribution center and expand one retail store are currently underway for 2011. In addition, the company will remodel several stores and add two new cooking class programs to existing stores. Two new store leases for 2012 have already been signed.

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