The Coal in its Soul: the Scandalous Dark Cynicism of Google LLC

I was there when Larry Page, then CEO now ex-Google, came out to the Motorola Mobility Campus in Libertyville, Illinois to tell the heartwarming tale of his deep connection to Motorola, how he was a Midwesterner at heart, how this acquisition was not like all the others, blah-blah-blah.

I was there when Google sponsored a “reduction-in-force”, closed Motorola offices around the globe, a blood-letting that eliminated the jobs of roughly two-thirds of the company. We went from 17,000 employees to a shade over 3,000. It was…