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Motorola lays off 1,200 employees in the U.S., China and India

08 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Motorola lays off 1,200 employees in the U.S., China and India - read the full textMotorola Mobility has sent an email to its workforce saying more than 10% of the personnel is going to be laid off, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The email, which affects about 1,200 employees in the U.S, China and India states that while we're very optimistic about the...

 

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i don't know if they will be the last left on the market.

i believe moto is working on a greate phone. and i wish them good luck. motorola startec was my very first cell phone. i loved it.

but this google/moto-move i don't like. google is rich enough to keep this people. what was their slogan again? don't do bad things! or something like that... well, this is pretty bad!

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  • 2013-03-08 17:22
  • P48V

Not surprised in honesty, Apple and Samsung will be the only left one day.

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  • 2013-03-08 17:02
  • 0F3T

Motorola and Google = R.I.P

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  • 2013-03-08 16:54
  • sm9F

> In reply to Rodo @ 2013-03-08 16:00 from fuvA - click to readBecoz Moto is lauching an impressive phone in Q2 "The Google X phone", google kicking Samsung out soon as Samsung start to make demand on their term with Google, Samsung is going down the drain with their half cooked Tizen.

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  • 2013-03-08 16:38
  • vV5G

> In reply to Denzo @ 2013-03-08 16:15 from sy95 - click to readYes it is, but it's not their sole source of profit. And iphone has not yet experienced too much drop on thEire phone business. So the argument still don't apply to them.

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  • 2013-03-08 16:32
  • v0qJ

> In reply to nukeblitz @ 2013-03-08 15:40 from t1$F - click to readI know modern economics places a great deal of responsibility on shareholder profits, and not the long term employment of its employees... but without people who are employed.. no one needs to buy anything.. so If all companies start thinking of the shareholders.. and cut out parts that don't work instead of fixing them.. you are going to run very lean, and the capitalistic structure will be very tall, and unhealthy.

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  • 2013-03-08 16:17
  • sy95

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-08 15:42 from v0qJ - click to readApple main profits are form their mobile phones.

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  • 2013-03-08 16:15
  • sy95

> In reply to Rodo @ 2013-03-08 16:00 from fuvA - click to readNo need to worry, although moto cuts manpower they have google now to back them up. I just hope google wont give up their shares of stocks to other company coz if that happens, it's gonna be the end.

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  • 2013-03-08 16:04
  • v0qJ

please get dem back ,,we love motorola android phone ,,but for the past few months we dont have any news ,,,,why motorola

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  • 2013-03-08 16:00
  • fuvA

It seems like we're not going to be looking at the X phone coming out anymore.

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  • 2013-03-08 15:51
  • Pviy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-08 15:42 from v0qJ - click to readAlthough i do agree with you, Apple is still abit different from Sony, LG and Samsung..

Apple existence is still based on mobile tech. whether i'd be iphone, ipad, mac etc. and the iphone brings in im sure about 75% of apple revenue. but it is still in a better position than Motorola, nokia and htc.

Sorry to see these companies going down like this

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  • 2013-03-08 15:50
  • RcFM

It seems like we're not going to be looking at the X phone coming out anymore.

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  • 2013-03-08 15:49
  • Pviy

What Sony, samsung, apple, LG have in common? Those company is not so much dependent on mobile phone as the sole source of income. HTC, nokia, motorola don't have alternative source of income, when they flop recovery is very difficult. TAker for example Sony and LG , they have small success in the past but they manage to come back coz they still have other source of income.

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  • 2013-03-08 15:42
  • v0qJ

It's a company - not a public service. They are responsible to their shareholders.

Besides, if you look around the internet, you'll find that google employees have some of the best benefits.

Talking specifically about the families of company employees, take a look at this

http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/0...s/index.html

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  • 2013-03-08 15:40
  • t1$F

Wow Google such a terrible company doesn't think about the families it affects.. think of all those families who need to eat.. and they make so much money from Android don't they???

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  • 2013-03-08 15:24
  • sy95

Plz don't end.

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  • 2013-03-08 15:13
  • sS{t

It's look like we are gonna see the end of Moto Mobile anytime soon

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  • 2013-03-08 15:06
  • v}7V

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