Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Demise of MOT

Wow, what an interesting read on the potential demise of a great American technological gorilla called as Motorola or MOT.

Read it here: Motorola insider tells all about the fall of a technology icon

Some interesting bits:

After the success of the RAZR, while Geoffrey was tied up every which way in ROKR development, meetings, criscrossing travel, and so on, through his associates I implored the company to beef up their software expertise, and focus on creating socially networked devices (this was in the years before MySpace and Facebook became the juggernauts they are today). Your predecessor, Ed Zander, had little interest in this, and instead insisted on parlaying his relationship with Steve Jobs into the ill-fated ROKR effort in order to prop up Motorola's stock price.

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