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Motorola Mobility fires 4,000 empolyees


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Posted by laffen
Just months after the acquisition of Motorola Mobility was completed, Google has decided to cut 4,000 jobs from the US based smartphone and tablet maker

Motorola fires 4000 employees

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Posted by goldenface
What percentage is that? Sounds like a lot for Moto.

Posted by Caspa
20% I believe...

Posted by Supa_Fly
WOW! Wondering if there was a governmental clause to keep a certain percentage of jobs after the acquisition for a particular part of time.

Posted by Tsepz_GP
According to: Charles Golvin, an analyst interviewed by Emily Chang on Bloomberg West, Google want Motorola to focus on high end smartphones mainly and set-top-boxes.

Posted by laffen
@Tsepz_GP

Exactly. That is why this is mentioned in the article.

(motorola will) simplify its mobile product portfolio—shifting the emphasis from feature phones to more innovative and profitable devices.


Posted by borg_
Next Google phones will come from Motorola

Posted by nicv27
It amazes me how these companies carry on.... If you walk along the high street, (In the Uk) all you see is Samsung Apple htc and Blackberry..... I can't remember the last time I saw a Motorola handset

Posted by AbuBasim
Also in the news: families and friends of the 4000 fired Motorola employees throwing away their Android phones and switching to Bing!

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2012-08-14 00:42:11, Tsepz_GP wrote:
According to: Charles Golvin, an analyst interviewed by Emily Chang on Bloomberg West, Google want Motorola to focus on high end smartphones mainly and set-top-boxes.



Set-Top Boxes is a conflict of business, its handled by the former parent Motorola company, the business unit, not the former motorola mobility purchased by Google. this includes modems.


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