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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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Motorola CEO Woodside tipped to exit to Dropbox as COO

Motorola CEO Woodside tipped to exit to Dropbox as COO

This evening it would appear that Dennis Woodside isn't planning on sticking around Motorola long enough to see it be taken over by Lenovo. Word from the Wall Street Journal has it that Woodside will instead become the first Chief Operating Officer for Dropbox, the cloud storage group. Previous to being set in place as Motorola's CEO once Google began to run it, Woodside worked with Google for more than 10 years.

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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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Nest team to stay intact inside Google

Nest team to stay intact inside Google

Lots has been going on at Google recently with Google buying Nest, the company famous for smart thermostats. Google also recently sold off the Motorola Mobility unit at a massive loss to Lenovo. Google was able to keep the patents it bought along with Motorola Mobility in the sale to Lenovo. Word has now surfaced that the Nest team behind the cool products the company produced before Google bought it will stay together.

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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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