News Headlines - 15 August 2011

▽UK riots: magistrates told 'ignore the rule book' and lock up looters - Telegraph.co.uk
Magistrates have been told that they can ignore sentencing guidelines and hand down more draconian penalties to rioters and looters.

▽Boy charged with murder of Ealing pensioner during riots - The Guardian
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of an Ealing pensioner who was attacked as he tried to stamp out a fire during the London riots.

▽Gaddafi defiant in face of rebel gains - Scotsman
LIBYAN leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi issued a defiant message vowing to crush his adversaries yesterday as rebel forces made further gains across the country.

▽Behind Google's $12.5B Motorola Gamble: Patents, Patents, Patents - Reuters
Google’s $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings, widely considered a mobile phone also-run, took the technology world by surprise on Monday.

▽Google-Motorola marriage good for consumers? - CNET
Consumers may be the big winners when the dust settles over Google's announcement today that it plans to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.
Motorola's enviable patent portfolio was likely the driver in Google's decision to buy the handset maker. But the deal also gives Google its own hardware, which could pave the way for the company to create an end-to end mobile experience akin to what Apple has done with its iOS devices.







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