Motorola Moving Headquarters to Downtown Chicago
Motorola today announced that it is moving out of the suburbs and into Chicago's central business district. The company has long kept its headquarters in Libertyville, Ill. According to Motorola, it has now signed a lease for Chicago's Merchandise Mart and will relocate there during the summer of 2013. Motorola was founded in Chicago 84 years ago and is now owned by Google, which is based in California.
Motorola Turns to Indiegogo to Kickstart Moto Mods Development
Motorola today said it has partnered with crowd-funding service Indiegogo in order to improve the selection of Moto Mods for its Z-series smartphones. Motorola is encouraging creators to share their Moto Mods ideas through its Moto Mods Developer contest.
Motorola to Open Chicago Experience Shop
Motorola today said it will open a new retail store in Chicago on Nov. 7.
Motorola's Chicago Office to Lose 500 Jobs
Motorola has revealed the depth of job cuts being made at its Chicago headquarters and they run quite deep. The firm will eliminate 500 positions, or about 25% of its staff, as its parent firm, Lenovo, restructures amidst weak sales.
Lenovo Announces Layoffs, Remains 'Committed' to Motorola
Lenovo today announced a workforce reduction that will see close to 2% of the company's 55,000 employees losing their jobs. Most of the more-than-1,000 cuts impact Lenovo-owned Motorola.
Motorola's Jim Wicks, Design Chief, to Depart Company
Jim Wicks, Motorola's head of design, plans to leave the company for a faculty position at Northwestern University, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Wick has led Motorola's design team for a dozen years, and has been with the company for more than 15.