Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside moving on to be COO of Dropbox

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside moving on to be COO of Dropbox
When Google agreed to purchase Motorola in 2011 for $12.5 billion, Dennis Woodside worked for Google for 10 years, and was ultimately the Vice President of Google's America Operations. In 2012, the Motorola acquisition was completed, and Woodside became the new CEO of Google's subsidiary Motorola. Now, less than two years since that deal was finalized, Google has agreed to sell Motorola to Lenovo, and it looks like Woodside might be moving on.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Dennis Woodside is about to leave Motorola/Google in favor of becoming the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dropbox. Google recently agreed to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, but that deal is far from complete given the regulatory hurdles that need to be cleared. Even so, it is being reported that Woodside is on his way out. 

At Dropbox, Woodside will reportedly be in charge of the push to get Dropbox into the enterprise market. Dropbox has been growing extremely fast over the past few years, reaching $116 million in revenue in 2012 after $46 million in 2011 and just $12 million in 2010. As yet, there is no word on who would become the interim CEO of Motorola while the Lenovo deal is working towards completion.

source: WSJ

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12 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Honestly speaking, i read from few article that claim Motorola will be fully under Lenovo after the deal is complete, but some source claim Google still has certain control over Motorola, i don't know cause i am using Moto g now and i am afraid that after the transition my phone update will dead, any idea guys? (Oh by the way sorry for my bad English)

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hmm..."certain control over Motorola" eh? I think Google will be in charge of Motorola software updates and Moto phones will still have fast updates. I hope.

6. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well i hope Google will continue support them with their software side, or else my Moto g would be brick by now(in term of software update)

2. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

2 setback back to back,,, First Google left Moto in dark future and Now Woodside,, Under Google and Woodside ,,, Moto had 2 fantastic products and really shaping good for future but now ,, so sad Moto happy days are over so shortly ,,, moto and Moto fans wouldn't have this in their dreams,, pity Moto

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't worry, at least Motorola is with Lenovo now. I'm excited to see what they will come up with together.

7. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google + moto is better.

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Google + Moto = Gr8 sw + Tiny Battery + No SD slot Lenovo + Moto = BS sw + Gr8 Battery + SD slot Which one is better? Only time will tell, imho...

12. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Battery life on both the moto x and g are great

3. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Unusual. Kinda disappointing too. I hope the new CEO shares similar ideals as to where to take the company.

8. X.E.R.O. unregistered

This guy did good with Moto. Sad to know he's leaving.

11. papss unregistered

I don't blame the guy . After google stripped a great company of its assets and left its skeleton for a foreign company to chew on. Hopefully leveno does right by them

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This guy finally had it with being tossed around the company by Google. He'll do well at Dropbox. I wish him well. Peace.

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