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Neither Google nor Motorola have confirmed the possible upcoming layoffs

Google has finally closed its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with China approving the deal just this past weekend.
 
Motorola is in a pretty tough spot right now. Earlier this month, the company reported a fifth straight quarter of losses, which included a net loss of $86 million USD for Q1 2012. In previous consecutive quarters, Motorola reported net losses in the low $80 million area. Motorola is having a hard time likely because of its inability to keep up with other Android-powered phonemakers like Samsung and HTC.

"I'm excited to announce today that our Motorola Mobility deal has closed," said Larry Page, Google CEO. "Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation, including the creation of the first cell phone. We all remember Motorola's StarTAC, which at the time seemed tiny and showed the real potential of these devices. As the company who made a big, early bet on Android, Motorola has become an incredibly valuable partner to Google."

Google also announced today that Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down and Google executive Dennis Woodside will take over.

However, the deal closing may also mean layoffs for other Motorola Mobility employees in the near future. According to Tech Crunch, layoffs could be on the list of things to do after the deal closes.

But Motorola has already gone through restructuring since the announcement of the Google acquisition last year. When the announcement went public, Motorola had 19,000 employees. In fall 2011, about 800 employees were laid off.

Neither Google nor Motorola have confirmed the possible upcoming layoffs, but Tech Crunch noted that Google had previously ordered a 40 percent cut of DoubleClick staff when it acquired the company and its 1,600 employees. This could be a similar situation.

Source: Tech Crunch



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Shouldn't compete with your customers
By tayb on 5/22/2012 1:12:58 PM , Rating: 0
There is a reason Microsoft has never sold desktops, notebooks, phones, or tablets. You shouldn't compete with your customers. Google is playing a dangerous game here.




RE: Shouldn't compete with your customers
By kmmatney on 5/22/2012 2:42:31 PM , Rating: 2
I'm sure that if Microsoft could build and sell computers, without being sued up the nose, they would in a heartbeat.


RE: Shouldn't compete with your customers
By Pirks on 5/22/12, Rating: 0
RE: Shouldn't compete with your customers
By TSS on 5/22/2012 6:02:59 PM , Rating: 4
Yeah i'm sure they are absolutely devastated, having their OS run on 95% of all the PC's in the world. I think i saw bill gates next to the freeway the other day with a sign that said "blow jobs for a buck".

See what i did there?


RE: Shouldn't compete with your customers
By Pirks on 5/22/2012 7:39:36 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
See what i did there?
You forgot to explain how come 95% of all the PCs in the world bring way less money to MS compared to what Apple makes off its devices.

I know MS has the monopoly on desktop, but Apple has monopoly on mobile and it's way more money.

So yeah, Gates sucks dicks for a buck, literally, if you compare his lame company to Apple's gargantuan revenues and profits and market cap :P


By gladiatorua on 5/22/2012 11:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You forgot to explain how come 95% of all the PCs in the world bring way less money to MS compared to what Apple makes off its devices.

I could explain, but you would not like it. Because it involves you being a sheep.
quote:
but Apple has monopoly on mobile and it's way more money.

What monopoly does Apple have exactly? Even in US no monopoly. If we consider global market......
quote:
if you compare his lame company to Apple's gargantuan revenues and profits and market cap

Why would any sane person compare companies to profits or market caps?
You are clearly a fat troll. Or a dumb person. I hope it's former.


By nolisi on 5/23/2012 2:12:23 PM , Rating: 2
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You forgot to explain how come 95% of all the PCs in the world bring way less money to MS compared to what Apple makes off its devices.


Um, cuz Microsoft doesn't make the hardware or support the PCs...

You're comparing a distributed profit model (software separate from hardware) to an integrated profit model (hardware and software integrated).

I sincerely hope an educational institution didn't grant you a degree.


By tayb on 5/22/2012 4:10:53 PM , Rating: 2
It's not about lawsuits. It's about showing preference to your own brand at the expense of your other customers. Do you think Samsung is happy that they will no longer get to be the "Google experience" phone partner?


By StormyKnight on 5/22/2012 11:06:46 PM , Rating: 2
This is true! Look at what happened with 3dfx. They decided to make their own vidcards instead of being a chip vendor. Bigtime SNAFU that ended up with their bitter rival nVidia buying them out.


By JKflipflop98 on 6/9/2012 4:03:09 AM , Rating: 2
There is some truth to this. Intel has to worry about this as well. Intel makes entire computers, they just can't assemble and sell them because they'd be competing directly with Dell, HP, and all the rest. Directly competing with your customers is usually a bad thing, especially when they view you as a very large threat.


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