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Report: Google looking for Motorola set-top box division buyer

30 AUG 2012

Google has hired Barclays bank to help it find a buyer for the set-top box division of Motorola Mobility, according to Bloomberg sources. The  unit could be sold for around US$2 billion. Google recently announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola and close around a third of its 94 offices as it shifts the division’s focus to high-end smartphones. In a separate report, India’s Economic Times said Motorola’s operations in the country may be shut down as part of the restructure.

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