Peter Burrows, Brian Womack, and Hugo Miller, reporting for Bloomberg:
Google Inc., which won U.S. approval for its acquisition of
Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., is close to naming Dennis
Woodside to run the business when the deal closes, three people
familiar with the matter said.
Woodside, who led Google’s ad sales in the Americas before leaving
that job to oversee the merger, would succeed Motorola Mobility
Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Jha, said the people, who declined
to be named because the decision isn’t public.
No surprise. The only success Jha had at Motorola was forcing Google to buy them by threatening an all-out patent war against other Android handset makers.
Not sure what to make of the fact that they’re replacing him with an ad sales guy.
★ Thursday, 23 February 2012