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Google to launch new DARPA-like research team, ready to take on the world of tech

Google to build a DARPA-like team to take on the competition

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm CDT (0 mins, 45 secs reading time)

We know that Google are retooling Motorola's workforce, which included the cut of around 20% of their staff, which will see 4,000 people lose their jobs. But, next to this bad news, is the creation of a new division within Motorola that looks to help mould the smartphone maker's future prospects in the market.

Google to launch new DARPA-like research team, ready to take on the world of tech |

Motorola's new Advanced Technology and Projects department was created for a sole purpose, as an advanced research and development arm of the company that will help Motorola look for, and develop cutting-edge technologies. Google have also announced movements within Motorola's management, with former Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) director, Regina Dugan, sitting in the new senior VP section of the company.

The ex-DARPA boss could lead to massive things at Motorola, with her experience in the industry being a key part of Motorola's future. What do you think Motorola will do with this new team?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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