Reports say Google will name Dennis Woodside as CEO of Motorola

Reports say Google will name Dennis Woodside as CEO of Motorola
Earlier today, it was reported that Sanjay Jha was planning to step down as the CEO of Motorola Mobility, leaving the decision to Google to name a replacement. It has been less than 12 hours and it looks like Google has already found its man for the job. 

Bloomberg is reporting that long-time Google employee Dennis Woodside will be named as Jha's replacement and new CEO of Motorola. Woodside has worked at Google since 2003 and worked his way up from Director of Business Operations to a Senior Vice President and President of Americas for Google, which is by far the best job title around.

Google has continually said that it will keep Motorola independent, and that it only bought the company for its patents. This move to install a long-time Googler as CEO may deserve some watching, but it shouldn't be outright cause for concern. It is perfectly understandable that Google would put a known employee into the position, but we will keep an eye on it. 

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10 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

first

2. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Umm Google has never said that it "only bought Motorola for its patents" Thumbs down for you Mr. Michael H.

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

yeah what is up with that michael?

3. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Why can these monster companies buy eachother, but AT&T couldn't buy T-mobile? Is it the Market?

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

nah, vertical expansion isnt as anti-competitive as horizontal is all. at&t-mobile would have been a monster that basically centered around providing a single service (cell service). googlerola is more like google trying to manufacture its own products. instead of taking over a single industry they are trying to spread into another (cell OS & Hardware [+ everything else google does]). since there is still the same amount of competition facing googlerola its not as anti-competitive as at&t-mobile. does that make more sense? it is kind of hard for me to tell when i am the one typing it.

6. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Makes complete sense. Thanks

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I still think that your article on the subject of what Google may do with Motorola to be the best insight on the subject, Michael. Either way, as I stated before, I think replacing Jha was the right move. He has fizzled out over the past year as a leader.

8. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I think it time for Samsung to change the game and focus on window 8 phones and show google that this is a low blow in deals of loyalty and at the same time make competition to Nokia and step up the game on Nokia of who can make the best windows phone and give apple a run for the money and make google eat it's patents that it's just using cause they have copied ideas from apple and had a chance to pay royalties on but want to just get rich over night riding apples back. And for the record it's true apple did use and copy things from Nokia but at least they settled out of court and paying Nokia.

9. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

you sir can blow my dog

10. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Looks like Google have big plans for Motorola like how Microsoft is planning for its new friend Nokia and it always starts with a new CEO. Now wheres that ICS UPDATE on my razr ??????

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