Motorola purchased by Google1It was just yesterday that we reported that the Chinese authorities have finally given the Google-Motorola deal the green light, and now that the deal is close to completion, what are some of Google’s plans for the Motorola Mobility division that they bought off Motorola for $12.5 billion? Well according to the latest set of rumors (via TechCrunch), it seems that Google might be looking at shaving off 30% of the 19,000 strong work force which amounts to about 5,700 employees. Granted these are merely rumors for now, and they should be treated as such and be taken with generous doses of salt for now. At this point in time Google has declined to comment on the rumors, but what do you guys think? According to TechCrunch, when Google had acquired DoubleClick, they cut about 40% of its 1,600 employees. This set the precedent that Google could be looking to do the same with Motorola Mobility. In any case with the deal now approved, we are interested to see what Google has planned for Motorola Mobility and if these job cuts are to believed. Until then, be sure to check back with us for more updates!

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