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August 13, 2012

Google Motorola Honeymoon comes to an End, as 4000 employees face Axe

For Google and Motorola Mobility , the good times are over and its now time to do Business. So here comes the shocker . Motorola will shrink its operations worldwide  and lay off 4,000 employees worldwide as part of its restructuring efforts.  This was confirmed by  Motorola's new chief executive Dennis Woodside said in an interview to the New York Times. 

Loss-making Motorola Mobility, was acquired by Google early last year as part of the internet major's strategy to bolster its capabilities in the Android platform - one of the widely-used mobile technologies.

As on June 30 this year, Google has 54,604 full-time employees worldwide in June 30th  which that includes 20,293 at the Motorola Mobility business Unit

 Approx one-third of 4,000 job loss would be in the US and the company plans to leave unprofitable markets, stop making low-end devices and focus on a few cellphones instead of dozens.

In addition to the coming cuts, Google has downsized Motorola management, letting go 40 per cent of its vice-presidents, but has also hired new senior executives, the report said.