Summary Box: Europe wants info on Google-Motorola

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INFO, PLEASE: European regulators have asked Google to provide more information about its proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility.

THE SIGNIFICANCE: This request suggests that regulators are taking a hard look at the deal to ensure it doesn’t give Google Inc. the means to stifle competition in the increasingly important mobile computing and advertising market.

UNKNOWN: It’s not clear what this means for the European Commission’s timetable for issuing its decision. Google described the commission’s request as a routine part of the regulatory review.