The handset business of web giant Google has taken a further step towards reducing its presence in India after shutting down Motorola Mobility’s Indian website. The move follows an announcement made by the firm in August, when it said it will shrink its operations in India and lay off 4,000 employees in Asia as part of its restructuring efforts.
Web giant Google plans to axe around 4,000 staff of Motorola Mobility’s workforce – which represents 20 per cent of the handset business’s total headcount, according to reports. In addition, 94 facilities – which represent around a third of the handset firm’s worldwide offices – will be shut down as Google continues its overhaul of its $12.5bn acquisition.
Sanjay Jha, who revived Motorola’s devices business and led the company through its acquisition, has been replaced as CEO, after Google finalised its takeover of the firm.