When is a merger no longer a merger?
It was a merger when Apple first took the plunge.
It was another merger when Google acquired Motorola.
It’s now a merger that could never happen again, with the Google-Motorola deal already on the books.
What’s at stake?
The new Apple-Google merger could transform the way companies make money.
It could allow companies to use data from Google searches to target advertising.
It might even let Apple and Google work together on new products, like self-driving cars.
Or it could allow a new form of competition between the two giants: Google’s dominance in search, and Apple’s dominance of consumer electronics.
The stakes are high, and the potential for conflict is clear.
“It’s the most consequential merger ever,” says Steven Kotler, an antitrust lawyer at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.
“And it’s going to be the most contested one in a long time.”
The merger is the latest in a series of mergers in which companies and individuals have tried to use technology to gain control of the internet.
In 2005, Google and Microsoft were each forced to merge, and Google and Facebook were forced to get out of the phone book.
Since then, mergers have become increasingly common, as consumers and businesses have become more accustomed to buying goods online, and businesses and consumers have grown accustomed to using mobile devices to shop and shop for products online.
But the two mergers that have already happened — Google’s acquisition of Motorola in 2008 and Microsoft’s acquisition in 2010 — have been far from inevitable.
In the early years of the digital age, companies like Apple and Microsoft often competed on price.
Google, for instance, used the Motorola phone to offer a cheap phone at a high price.
It didn’t take long for Google to gain market share and become the most valuable company in the world.
In 2010, the world was shocked when Apple offered a phone for $199 for the first time.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook described it as a “disappointment,” saying the deal was a “tremendous investment.”
But the Motorola deal seemed to have come out of nowhere.
It wasn’t until Apple purchased the company that Apple began to dominate mobile phone sales.
Apple had a strong foothold in the smartphone market for years, thanks to its smartphones.
It offered the most affordable smartphone available at the time, a $499 iPhone 4.
It also had a huge library of popular apps for iPhone and iPad.
In 2007, when Apple launched the iPhone, the iPhone was widely seen as the next big thing.
In addition to selling a cheap smartphone, Apple had the highest sales per smartphone in the history of the market.
The iPhone was also the first phone that offered wireless charging and a fingerprint reader.
It even had a camera that could take selfies.
Apple was selling smartphones for less than $500 in 2005.
By 2010, Apple was the most profitable company in Silicon Valley.
The price of the iPhone and the popularity of the camera made it a great product for a large corporation, and it had enough money to buy back Motorola and keep it afloat for years.
It did just that.
Motorola had no way of keeping up with Apple’s demand for smartphones.
And after years of selling phones at lower prices, Motorola couldn’t compete with Apple in the market for smartphones that didn’t cost as much.
The two companies also couldn’t work together to make smartphones that would appeal to consumers.
Apple needed to be able to sell phones at the same price as phones from rival manufacturers.
And as Apple continued to gain dominance in the mobile phone market, it became increasingly difficult for Motorola to compete.
By 2011, Motorola was looking at the possibility of bankruptcy.
But Apple’s takeover of the company did not stop there.
Apple bought Motorola to take advantage of its vast knowledge of the smartphone business.
In its bid for Motorola’s intellectual property, Apple made a number of moves that made it very difficult for the two companies to work together.
For one, Apple wanted to control the design and engineering of every iPhone and iPod touch.
In other words, Apple demanded that Motorola keep its patents.
This meant that it would be forced to license its patents to Google and other tech companies, and could be sued by the companies that did.
It would also mean that Google and Motorola could be forced into paying for their own software, or they could be required to sell the products at a price that Apple deemed too low.
Apple also demanded that Google build its own software for its phones, as it had done for other smartphones.
In response to Apple’s demands, Motorola started developing its own versions of the operating system that would allow it to build a smartphone that was close to the specifications of the current iPhones.
The result was a phone that was nearly identical to the current iPhone.
Google and the other tech giants had to keep their distance from Apple, and to avoid being sued.
It became increasingly hard for Google and others to build phones that were compatible with Apple products.
Apple became a