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Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Final; Dennis Woodside Replaces Sanjay Jha as CEO

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Google announced Tuesday that it has finished acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion following the approval of national and international government regulators. Google named Dennis Woodside as the new chief executive officer of Motorola, an executive who previously served as Google’s president of Americas. “I’ve known Dennis for nearly a decade, and he’s been phenomenal at building teams and delivering on some of Google’s biggest bets,” Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement. “One of his first jobs at Google was to put on his backpack and build our businesses across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia. More recently he helped increase our revenue in the U.S. from $10.8 billion to $17.5 billion in under three years as President of the Americas region. Dennis has always been a committed partner to our customers and I know he will be an outstanding leader of Motorola. As an Ironman triathlete, he’s got plenty of energy for the journey ahead–and he’s already off to great start with some very strong new hires for the Motorola team.” Motorola Mobility’s acting CEO Sanjay Jha stepped down.

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