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By   posted Oct 31st 2011 9:15AM

Motorola Mobility has issued a regulatory filing outlining the loss of 800 jobs. The cut will cost the handset manufacturer $31 million — that number includes $27 million in severance and $4 million to close locations. The reason for the cuts? Bloomberg suggests that it’s part of an attempt to lower costs, as the company readies itself to join the Google family — a decision Motorola’s board will vote on in the middle of next month. This news follows last week’s earnings report, in which the mobile company reported a $32 million net loss — not the greatest financial report, sure, but a marked improvement over the prior quarter’s $56 million loss.

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By   posted Oct 14th 2011 7:23AM

We’re very sorry to report that Robert W. Galvin, former chairman and CEO of Motorola, died this week in Chicago at the age of 89. Over the course of his nearly three-decade tenure at the helm, Galvin oversaw Motorola’s transformation from a mid-level radio and walkie talkie manufacturer into one of the world’s leading electronics makers. In the process, he cemented his legacy as one of the industry’s most forward-looking executives. The Marshfield, Wisconsin native first joined the company as a stockroom apprentice in 1940, and would go on to spend his entire career there (save for a tour of duty in World War II). He was named chairman and chief executive in 1959, following the death of his father and company founder Paul Galvin. Under the younger Galvin’s stewardship, Motorola expanded the depth and breadth of its operations, moving into emerging markets and focusing much of its efforts on the burgeoning cellular industry. Galvin spearheaded this transition, which saw Motorola introduce the first commercial cellphone in 1973, and the first cellphone network in the early 1980s. When he first took control, Motorola’s annual sales stood at around $290 million. By the time he retired as chairman in 1990, however, that figure had ballooned to $10.8 billion. Galvin went on to serve on the company’s board of directors until 2001 and, though he may have departed, his impact certainly won’t be forgotten anytime soon. “We will continue to honor Bob Galvin’s legacy here at Motorola Mobility,” said current chairman and CEO Sanjay Jha. “He was committed to innovation, and was responsible for guiding Motorola through the creation of the global cellular telephone industry.” Robert “Bob” Galvin is survived by his wife of 67 years, four children, 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

By   posted Oct 6th 2011 7:27AM

Gather ’round, everyone, because a fresh batch of ComScore numbers has just arrived. According to the research firm, Android remains in firm control of the smartphone platform market, commanding 43.7 percent, followed by Apple (27.3 percent) and RIM (19.7 percent). In fact, Google extended its share by nearly two points over last month’s figures, while Apple’s iOS grew by just 0.3 points, but further distanced itself from RIM, which now sits 7.6 points behind. On the manufacturing side of the equation, Samsung remains top dog, accounting for 25.3 percent of all mobile subscribers (including both smartphone and feature phone users), followed by LG (21 percent) and Motorola (14 percent). Apple, meanwhile, sits a distant fourth, at 9.8 percent, followed by RIM, which rounds out the top five with 7.1 percent market share. Number crunchers can find more fodder in the full PR, after the break.

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