Most people are challenged by the math of Google's (GOOG) jettisoning Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9B (it bought it in 2012 $12B). There are lots of melodramatic reactions to the news, but the deal remains one of Google's great strategic moves -- it's not just about the raw math.
The deal was designed to boost Android adoption and acquire patents. I'm pretty sure Google planned to sell Motorola Mobility all along. And it doesn't care that it booked a loss of a few billion dollars.
Proof of this is that the market doesn't see it as a bad thing -- Google shares are up 3% this morning. And Google shares have tripled since Google bought Motorola Mobility in 2012. So why the headlines screaming "Google Takes Huge Loss on Motorola Deal" ?
Do you really think Google investors and executives are crying on their private jets?