Last month, Google Maps Street View cars could be seen going street-by-street in an effort to update the old maps taken back in 2007. Did you know Naperville was one of the first communities to have Google Maps? Continue reading here.
Original Post (8/14/12): The formerly Liberyville-based cellphone manufacturer is having about 20% of its jobs cut and closing or downgrading operations around the world. Motorola was acquired a three months ago for $12.5 billion and is now working to make the company profitable again. Continue reading here.
Update (8/21/12): At least 750 of the jobs being cut at Motorola Mobility are coming from its Libertyville location. To Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, this cut sets back his initiatives to make Chicago a major hub for technology and innovation. Continue reading here.
Update (9/4/12): Motorola Mobility has an event tomorrow in New York to announce what it’s been working on with its new purchaser Google. It’s possible there will be a new phone or tablet announcement. Continue reading here.
Update (10/5/12): Google is planning to cut more jobs as further restructuring continues, including some outside of the US. Continue reading here.
Young-Kee Kim was in Palo Alto, California last week to judge entries in Google’s Science Fair – a global contest for 13-19 year olds. Some of the projects submitted were truly astounding. Continue reading here.
The Libertyville-based cellphone manufacturing company has officially become part of Google as of today and is switching out CEOs. This article from Mashable explains the merger in more detail and highlights the reasons behind it in terms of Google’s future Android efforts. Continue reading here.
Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown speaks about the merger, patents, and brand as Google prepares to take over Motorola Solutions after the cellphone and set-top box company split from Motorola Inc. and reformed in January 2008. Continue reading here.