Google cuts another 1,200 jobs at Motorola Mobility

By Jos
Mar 8, 2013
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  1. Google is cutting 1,200 jobs from its Motorola Mobility operating unit, or about 10% of its workforce, according to an email obtained by the Wall Street Journal. The move follows another round of layoffs less than a year ago where...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,846   +887

    Wow this sucks. It is like Sparrow. A great email client that Google buys because of its success and just kills it.
  3. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 571   +98

    Who said Google was buying Motorola for the phones? 1st goal: patents... accomplished... 2nd goal: patents... accomplished... 3rd goal: building their own phones... a hobbie...
  4. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179   +25

    Damn, no Droid 5 then? I need my QWERTY smartphones.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,846   +887

    It is all for the patents yes. If they wanted the hardware, we would see a Nexus 10 and 4 by Motorola not ASUS, Samsung, and LG. I guess we will see. Maybe the Nexus Q was based off of motorola hardware. Also, I wonder if my FIOS set top boxes will continue to be Motorola in the future after this purchase. I guess it would be.
  6. Not surprised, Google core business is the Ad, all money are come automatically without cost; the manufacturing is hard money so never the choice, all Motola Mobile employees are their cost but not property.


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