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Report: Motorola Mobility to lay off employees after Google deal closes

0. phoneArena posted on 21 May 2012, 17:03

Now that China has green lit Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, the deal is expected to close as soon as Wednesday and reports are surfacing that once the deal closes, Motorola Mobility wlill be handing out pink slips to employees...

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posted on 21 May 2012, 18:39 4

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

But this isn't about a Motorola decision. This is a Google decision.

By the way, hi Miz.

posted on 21 May 2012, 18:45

13. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Your reading is way off. The article does not say anything about this being a Google decision and you can't even get my name right.

posted on 21 May 2012, 18:55

15. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Say goodbye Motorola will be gone from earth or rename to Google Mobile.

posted on 21 May 2012, 21:49 2

25. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

It never fails, a select few sees the name Google and their blood starts to boil. Just about every company that buys another company has to lay people off. It's an effed up part of doing business but sometimes it just can't be avoided, not even when Apple does it. So does that make Apple evil as well? And let's not confuse this with venture capitalism, which I don't think is evil either, but it's still different. Right now they have two of everything; two CEO's, CFO's, two this, two that... I hate seeing people loose jobs too, but they have to cut cost somehow.

posted on 21 May 2012, 22:02

26. nwright94 (unregistered)

Not trolling, just honestly curious about something. Whenever theres an article of Nokia, or some other company not linked to Google laying off workers everyones jumping down their throats and proclaiming them as evil, but when a Google related company does it, its justified and everyone see's them as saints? As I said, I'm not trolling and these layoffs may definitely be necessary for the continuation of Motorola, but the fans are so two faced.

posted on 21 May 2012, 22:57 1

27. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

I wasn't sure if what you said was really happening, so I searched all the "lay off" articles and I can honestly say now that's not true. When re-reading some of the comments I saw people concerned for the workers for the most part.

One difference I did see, was that all the other companies were laying off as a result of their own bad desicions making. For example; RIM... They're laying off because they haven't put out anything compelling. They kept shoving Curves and Bold down our throats and the result was a huge lost of market share. Nokia killed their own OSs in favor of an OS made by the current Nokia CEOs former employer. He didn't try to freshen the OS, do more marketing, or add another OS to their stable to help. They just dumped it. Google isnt getting a pass. Those other companies are punishing their employees because of their leadreship's bad desicions making.

posted on 21 May 2012, 23:18 1

28. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Hope they get rid of the morons in management that ruined the great company. Motorola made enormous contribution to technology - I was literally shocked when Google, a rather newcomer, bought Moto. Motorola could have been way bigger than Apple- heck it could have been the intel as well. Innovations can become garbage with some morons at wheel - Moto is the sad example of that. And for ****'s sake, release some decent GSM phones in the US and I'm tired of seeing all those CDMA moto phones. I hope Moto will regain its glory under google's smart management.

posted on 21 May 2012, 23:45

29. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Though I don't support layoffs, this is OK if they are for the benefit of the great old company... But let them remove the persons correctly, who have been taking wrong decisions like LOCKED BOOT-LOADERS, etc...

posted on 21 May 2012, 23:59

30. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)

If they are still going to maufacture the phone in some asian country on the other side of the world. I wont buy them. Its just like buying a samsung or HTC so its not American made just American thought up.

posted on 22 May 2012, 00:03 1

31. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I think it's normal to have a restructuring plan when merging.

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