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Google plans 4,000 layoffs at Motorola

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Internet giant Google on Monday said it plans to lay off about 4,000 employees at cellphone maker Motorola Mobility, as it seeks to focus on sales of its Android devices. 

Motorola's Droid 4 on display at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10. Internet giant Google on Monday said it plans to lay off about 4,000 employees at Motorola, the cellphone maker it purchased in May, in order to return the company to profitability.

About two-thirds of the layoffs will come from outside the United States, and some 30 of Motorola Mobility's 90 global facilities will be shut, Google said.

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