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Google Bumps Up Size, Cost of Motorola Cuts

Google says that cuts at its newly acquired Motorola Mobility unit will be broader than it first thought, and it will now spend $300 million on severance charges. In August, the company told investors that those charges would cost $275 million. Google says it will also spend another $90 million on “other charges related to facility and market exits,” and says more cuts and charges may come, “some of which may be significant.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus