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Google picks Dennis Woodward to run Motorola Mobility, says Bloomberg

News by Dan Seifert on Thursday February 23, 2012.

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According to Bloomberg, Dennis Woodward has been selected by Google to be the new post-acquisition CEO of Motorola Mobility. He is succeeding Sanjay Jha, who has been CEO of Motorola Mobility since it split from Motorola Solutions back in January 2011, and previously served as co-CEO of Motorola August of 2008 until the time of the split.

Bloomberg cites three sources who are "familiar with the matter," and claims that Google is close to announcing the change, though it hasn't done so officially yet. Also in contention for the slot were Christy Wyatt, Motorola Mobility senior vice president, and Chief Strategy Officer John Bucher, according to the sources.

Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion has been approved by regulatory officials, but it has not yet closed on the books. Neither company would comment on the reported change of executives.

source: Bloomberg

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