Apple’s Cook Tried But Failed To Poach Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside

Posted on May 22 2012 - 2:37pm by Editorial Staff

Google announced today that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility has closed, means the deal is done now and the search giant has acquire the $12.5 billion entity – the Motorola Mobility, naming Dennis Woodside as Motorola Mobility’s new CEO. Citing “two people” as source, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook was himself attempting to poach Woodside away from the online search giant to install him as Apple’s head of sales.

Bloomberg’s Brad Stone and Peter Burrows break it down: Now it was time to make good. Woodside says he was speaking with board member Ram Shriram when Page asked him to run Motorola Mobility, the company Google had just acquired for $12.5 billion. “He said, ‘I know you’ve been looking for a challenge,’” Woodside recalls. “’I want you to run Motorola. I think you’d be great at it. Can you let me know by tonight?’”

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