Items tagged with Motorola Mobility

Google has reportedly begun slashing the workforce at its Motorola Mobility division where it's planning to reduce the headcount by around 1,200 employees. That's a greater than 10 percent reduction in workers, though deemed necessary by Google to put the smartphone maker back in the black. The Wall Street Journal viewed an internal email sent out to Motorola Mobility staff members, and in it, Google lamented that its "costs are too high." Google also said that Motorola Mobility is operating in markets we're it's not competitive and is ultimately losing money because of it. Image Source: Flickr... Read more...
Google can go ahead cross off "Acquire Motorola Mobility" from its to-do list, because as of today, the acquisition is officially a done deal, the sultan of search announced in a blog post. The deal, which jumped over several regulatory hurdles, including getting approval from the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of China just a few days ago, lightens Google's purse by $12.5 billion, the price it paid to snag Motorola Mobility and its patent portfolio. "We all remember Motorola’s StarTAC, which at the time seemed tiny and showed the real potential of these devices. And as... Read more...
Motorola has struggled to regain its previous lead in the smartphone industry for years and the company has apparently grown desperate enough to tap device nostalgia for a product barely seven years old. The new Droid RAZR is an interesting product—it's the only cell phone we're aware of that incorporates Kevlar into its structure—but analysts aren't certain the move is going to help Motorola's sales. "Just because it's called Razr doesn't mean it's the next Razr," said Alkesh Shah, an analyst at Evercore Partners in New York. "I don't think any one phone will be a game changer for... Read more...
Motorola Mobility announced today that the company will be investing in Ooyala, a leading provider of online video management, analytics, personalization and monetization technology and services. Motorola Mobility is pushing to bring new video experiences to market, and so has decided to make an investment in Ooyala, founded in 2007. Ooyala, which has more than 1,000 customers delivering over one billion streams to over 100 million consumers per month, is responsible for such mobile content solutions as the recently announced Ooyala Everywhere, a suite of integrated technologies and services that... Read more...