News Summary: Google cutting more Motorola jobs

News Summary: Google cutting 1,200 more jobs in its Motorola cellphone division

Associated Press

MORE JOB CUTS: Google is cutting 1,200 additional jobs in its Motorola division. It announced 4,000 job cuts last summer.

PARING BACK: Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion in 2012, primarily for its patents. At the time, it had 20,000 employees. About 7,000 people working for the division's set-top boxes will also leave Google when the sale of that business closes this year, as planned.

DIFFICULTIES: Motorola has posted operating losses of $1.1 billion since being acquired as the mobile device maker loses market share to Apple and Samsung.

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