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Google-owned Motorola Mobility has closed down its India website and is reducing headcount in the world's second largest mobile phone market in terms of subscribers amid rising operational cost.


The company will cut around 1,200 jobs across 13 countries, including India and China, in addition to 4,000 lay offs it announced last year.


When contacted, Motorola spokesperson said, "These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer. It's obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition."


Google bought the money-losing cellphone maker for $12.5 billion last year, its largest acquisition ever, aiming to use Motorola Mobility's armory of patents to fend off legal attacks on its Android mobile platform and expand beyond its software business.


Source: WallStreetJournal

 


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