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Zebra Bids To Become An Internet Of Things Heavyweight

Zebra Technologies struck a deal this week to buy Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for $3.45 billion. Zebra, which had $1 billion in sales last year, will acquire Motorola's robust mobile computing and data capture communications technologies and services.

Zebra also is gaining thousands of critical sensor and bar-code patents in the transaction. Once the acquisition is complete later this year, Zebra will become a major player in the nascent Internet of Things arena with some 20,000 channel partners.

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