Google seeking to sell Motorola Mobility (Click for full article) "Google is working to sell Motorola Mobility's TV set-top box business even before Google takes over the Libertyville-based smartphone maker, according to a report in the New York Post. Google has hired investment bank Qatalyst Partners LP to find a buyer, the Post reported Wednesday. No one from Google or Motorola was available to comment immediately. Experts say the TV set-top box business is becoming obsolete as television companies increasingly use software, Internet streaming and other emerging technologies to deliver content. Google's $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility, whose Android-based smartphones have struggled to compete with the iPhone and other rivals, could take place at any time since it has won most of the required regulatory approvals. Google prizes Mobility's portfolio of 17,000 patents and 7,500 patent applications as a way to better compete in the smartphone and tablet computing industry. Mobility split from the old Motorola late last year and took $100 million in a 10-year state tax incentive deal to keep its headquarters in Libertyville. The rest of Motorola, called Motorola Solutions, is based in Schaumburg and makes bar-code scanners, public safety radios and radio-frequency identification readers."