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Posted: 2012-08-13 14:55
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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: 2012-08-13 17:44
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What percentage is that? Sounds like a lot for Moto.
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Posted: 2012-08-13 17:53
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20% I believe...
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Posted: 2012-08-13 18:43
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WOW! Wondering if there was a governmental clause to keep a certain percentage of jobs after the acquisition for a particular part of time.
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Posted: 2012-08-14 00:42
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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.
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Posted: 2012-08-14 01:50
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@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.
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Posted: 2012-08-14 01:55
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Next Google phones will come from Motorola
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Posted: 2012-08-14 18:52
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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
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Posted: 2012-08-14 19:16
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Also in the news: families and friends of the 4000 fired Motorola employees throwing away their Android phones and switching to Bing!
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Posted: 2012-08-15 02:51
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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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