DONE DEAL: Google has completed its $12.5 billion acquisition of device maker Motorola Mobility nine months after the deal was announced. The companies had to wait until regulators were satisfied Google Inc. wouldn't be able use Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. to stifle competition in the smartphone market.
NEW ERA: With the purchase, Google expands beyond its roots in programming software to provide Internet search and other online services to manufacturing equipment for the first time.
THE RISKS: The expansion will test Google's ability to keep its business partners, shareholders and employees happy.
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