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Google to Pare a Fifth of Motorola Mobility Work Force

Google Inc. (GOOG) on Monday said it will reduce Motorola Mobility's work force by about 20% to help streamline the money-losing wireless phone maker.The cuts, aimed at returning Motorola's once-dominant mobile devices unit to profitability after the business spent 14 of the past 16 quarters in the red, comes as analysts speculate Google also is considering a spinoff of its home TV business, which mostly provides set-top boxes and other equipment to cable providers.The company sees severance-related charges of up to $275 million, most of which will be booked in the third quarter. The remaining severance-related costs will be recognized by the end of 2012.Google warned Monday that "investors should expect to see significant revenue variability for Motorola for several quarters" and that in addition to severance costs, it expected to incur more restructuring charges, which "could be significant." It will likely take longer for Motorola to trim expenses than it will for the company's top ...

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