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.
Google will be cutting about 20% of Motorola Mobility jobs and consolidating the company to make it profitable again. Google states that 2/3 of the jobs being cut will be outside the United States.
In a move to quadruple its physical space, expand its work floor, and hire more employees, the server appliances manufacturer is moving to Libertyville and taking the building previously occupied by Motorola Mobility. Continue reading here.
MBX Systems builds custom server appliances as well as custom faceplates, chassis, and other accessories. Photo from mbx.com
If the board approves, the village will spend $2,000 on setting up video equipment in their board room so that citizens can watch their leaders in action. There has already been interest in the audio from the meetings, so adding video will give a whole new dimension to the transparency the village is attempting. Continue reading here.
An image of the Libertyville Village Hall. The village is currently looking into video and audio recording their board meetings so that citizens can see their leaders work. Image from http://www.britannica.com
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.
In August 2011, Google reached a purchase deal with the cellphone company for $12.5 billion in order to expand into hardware for its Android phones. Photo from www.syednetworks.com
Libertyville’s Motorola Mobility just launched its MotoActv Golf Edition, a wristband that tracks your moves across a golf course and allows you to play back the entire game. It also tracks your club choices, your score, and a variety of other stats via satellite. Continue reading here.
Motorola Mobility's MotoActv Golf Edition for tracking your movements and other stats as you play. Photo from Motorola Mobility.