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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms March departure for Dropbox

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms March departure for Dropbox

Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside has confirmed he will step down as chief exec at the end of March, revealing he will be joining Dropbox as its chief operating officer. The news of Woodside's departure, rumored yesterday, comes perhaps as little surprise given Google's sale of Motorola to Lenovo, but also sees Dropbox effectively create a new position in its executive ranks for the exec to occupy.

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Sony PC business tipped up for sale: Lenovo ruled out

Sony PC business tipped up for sale: Lenovo ruled out

In a season where it seems that any business might be up for sale, Sony's PC sector is the latest in a run of rumors in Asia. This particular rumor has been addressed by Sony, but addressed in a way that's ever-so-slightly indirect. While we're to understand that Sony isn't working on a "business alliance" with Lenovo, the company hasn't directly denied the idea that they are putting their PC business up for sale.

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Motorola 2014 timeline secure: Lenovo won’t interfere (yet)

Motorola 2014 timeline secure: Lenovo won’t interfere (yet)

In 2012, Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, something that eventually led to the release of the Moto X and several DROID handsets. The big news this week has been the Internet giant's sale of Motorola to Lenovo, and that leaves consumers speculating about what comes next. According to some sources that have cropped up, Motorola's lineup is already solidified through this year and next.

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Motorola has Lenovo aiming to be “a global player in the smartphone arena”

Motorola has Lenovo aiming to be “a global player in the smartphone arena”

Amid the news that Lenovo had indeed purchased Motorola from Google this week, the tips and suggestions for their next steps have flown in. In a chat with the Wall Street Journal this morning, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing spoke up on what their next moves actually, really would be. Turns out they want to move further into the global smartphone business, believe it or not.

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Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Google will keep hold of Motorola's Advanced Technology & Products group even after handing over Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, it's been confirmed, the skunkworks team behind the Project Ara modular phone and high-tech treats like digital tattoos. The news, revealed during a post-announcement call by Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, means Google will keep hold of the experimental team working on projects like a smartphone which can be upgraded in pieces, and digital pills that can wirelessly deliver health information after being swallowed.

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Just how much did Motorola’s patents actually cost Google?

Just how much did Motorola’s patents actually cost Google?

The headline figures on the Google-Lenovo deal are brutal. Google spent $12.5bn to acquire Motorola Mobility back in 2011, and in 2014 it's selling the company off to Lenovo for $2.91bn. On the face of it, that's more than $9.5bn for a collection of patents that have left some experts scratching their heads. Still, there have been some big changes in the intervening period, so just how much did Google actually end up paying for that patent haul?

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Google explains Motorola sale: we’re not leaving hardware

Google explains Motorola sale: we’re not leaving hardware

Immediately following the announcement of their sale of Motorola's non-patent bits to Lenovo, Google explained a bit about what they'd be doing to move forward from this point through 2014. In a very basic way, Google suggested that they had, indeed, strengthened their own patent portfolio before the decided to move forward without the rest of the Motorola business. Meanwhile, Google suggested this afternoon, they'd not be getting out of the hardware business - not at all.

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