Google Cashes Out of Cable. Is This the End of Google TV?

Late Wednesday night, Google  finally explained its plans for what it plans to do with Motorola's set-top cable-box business. Namely... nothing. It's selling the business, and cashing out for a $2 billion payment, and $300 million worth of stock from the buyer, Arris Group .

So is this the end of Google's plans to develop a Google TV for our living rooms? Listen in as Fool contributor Rich Smith lays out the story, and what it means for investors.


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