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What KILLED Motorola? Not Google! It was Moto’s DIRE software

What KILLED Motorola? Not Google! It was Moto’s DIRE software

What KILLED Motorola? Not Google! It was Moto’s DIRE software
News from Register:

Feature The Motorola we used to know is dead. After it was split in two, Google bought phone maker Motorola Mobility in May this year, leaving the profitable equipment biz Motorola Solutions to live on.

Then the ad giant decided to lay off 20 per cent of the Moto Mobility workforce. Although this was all relatively sudden, the fall of the company – an outfit that opened its doors nearly a century ago – can be traced back to the late 1990s.

The stated aim of the Googorola love-in was to foster a boutique manufacturer of devices to run Android, Google’s mobile operating system. Google was also keen to get its hands on Moto’s incredible library of intellectual property, which included many great innovations in radio technology, mechanical engineering, electronics and production engineering. Yet many of the people who made this happen are busy updating their profiles on LinkedIn. It seems that Google isn’t looking to Motorola to be a source of future intellectual property.

(The top designers at Moto are not hard to spot, by the way – just look at the staff passes; get a patent awarded and it goes on your company record. Collect 50 and you get…………… continues on Register

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