Motorola Mobility is now officially part of Google. CEO Larry Page announced Tuesday the search giant had closed the deal to acquire the cellphone manufacturer, also revealing that Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha would be stepping down.
In the blog post, Page said the new CEO is “longtime Googler” Dennis Woodside. Page says Woodside, an ironman triathlete, is largely responsible for building Google’s presence overseas, especially in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia. He has served as Google’s president of the of the Americas for the past three years and played a role in increasing Google’s revenue from $10.8 billion to $17.5 billion over that period. [read]