Daily Archives: April 16, 2009

Paul Taylor

On February 3 Motorola, the struggling US-based mobile phone maker, announced a $3.6bn fourth quarter loss and took the opportunity to reveal that Paul Liska, the company’s chief financial officer had left the company after less than a year in the job.

When analysts questioned Greg Brown, Motorola’s chief executive, during a conference call about the reasons for Mr Liska’s departure, Mr Brown chose his words carefully but indicated that it related to the company’s decision to postpone the planned spin-off of its loss-making mobile phone business.

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  • Three months into her stint at the head of Yahoo, Carol Bartz is seeking buyers for the HotJobs employment site. Other ancillary businesses in Yahoo’s portfolio could also be getting prepared for disposal.
  • Twitter is benefiting from all that attention. Visitors to Twitter.com surged 131 per cent in March to 9.3m, suggesting that more than being just a fad, Twitter could in fact be going mainstream.

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