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Motorola chief departs for Dropbox

Published on Feb 14, 2014 6:13 AM
 
The head of Google-owned maker Motorola, Dennis Woodside, announced on Thursday he is leaving the smartphone maker to become chief operating officer at the online storage firm Dropbox. -- FILE PHOTO: ONLINE

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The head of Google-owned maker Motorola, Dennis Woodside, announced on Thursday he is leaving the smartphone maker to become chief operating officer at the online storage firm Dropbox.

The news comes just two weeks after Google said it was selling the Motorola unit to China's Lenovo for $2.9 billion (S$3.67 billion).

Google senior vice president Jonathan Rosenberg will take up the post of Motorola chief operating officer on April 1.

The shift follows unconfirmed reports that Dropbox has filed for an initial public offering under a law that allows emerging companies to keep financial data confidential until just before the IPO.

 
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