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Google will replace Motorola Mobility CEO with its own man

Sanjay Jha is on the way out
Fri Feb 24 2012, 10:11

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY OWNER Google is going to kick off its ownership of Motorola Mobility with a change at the top, according to sources close to the matter.

A report at Bloomberg says that Google has decided that the firm's CEO Sanjay Jha is on his way out and that Googler Dennis Woodside is on his way in.

Woodside has overseen the merger of the two companies, says Bloomberg, and is very well placed to take over.

One source told Bloomberg that Woodside rose to the top of a shortlist that included Motorola Mobility SVP Christy Wyatt and chief strategy officer John Bucher.

Google won approval from the US and Europe for the deal earlier this month. For the internet search firm and mobile software developer, Motorola Mobility represents a very expensive and significant patents portfolio.

We have asked Motorola to comment. µ

 

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