Google’s Motorola laying off 20 percent of its workforce as it focuses on a few good phones

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Just months after Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, major restructuring is resulting in a 20 percent cut of its workforce, reports The New York Times. A third of the job cuts are reported to be coming from its US operations, following an earlier reshuffle that saw Motorola lose 40 percent of its vice presidents. As part of the move, Motorola will also be dialing down its operations in Asia and India, as well as its R&D spending in Chicago, Sunnyvale, and Beijing. The shift is designed to refocus Motorola’s product line away from low-end devices, and to concentrate on “a few cellphones instead of dozens,” the company’s CEO, Dennis Woodside, told the Times. He went on to say that Motorola wants to re-invigorate its…

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