layoffs

  • Microsoft Lays Off 60 On Its HoloLens Team In Israel As It Shifts Development To The U.S.

    Microsoft Lays Off 60 On Its HoloLens Team In Israel As It Shifts Development To The U.S.

    Microsoft has yet to ship its first HoloLens holographic imaging device, but it is moving swiftly on to the next generation of development nonetheless. TechCrunch has confirmed that Microsoft has dismissed 60 people in Israel who work on the HoloLens — 30 full-time staff and 30 contractors. The plan is to wind down work on its VR headset and platform in the country… Read More

  • Jawbone Lays Off 60, 15% Of Staff Globally, Closes NY Office

    Jawbone Lays Off 60, 15% Of Staff Globally, Closes NY Office

    Some difficult news this week for Jawbone, maker of fitness trackers, speakers and Bluetooth headsets. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the company yesterday laid off around 60 employees, or 15% of staff. It’s a global round of layoffs affecting all areas of the business; and as part of it Jawbone is also closing down its New York office (which was concentrated on… Read More

  • HotelTonight Cuts 20 Percent Of Its Workforce

    HotelTonight Cuts 20 Percent Of Its Workforce

    HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank (pictured above) said the hotel booking startup laid off 37 employees today, 20 percent of its total workforce. Shank described the cuts as “a strategic movement that will enable us to reach our growth and revenue targets” and said they will result in “a more streamlined and focused company.” At the same time, he was quick to add, “This… Read More

  • Angry Birds’ Rovio Cuts 213 Jobs, Axes Learning To Refocus On Games And Video

    Angry Birds’ Rovio Cuts 213 Jobs, Axes Learning To Refocus On Games And Video

    After announcing in August that it would cut up to 260 jobs, Rovio — maker of the Angry Birds games — today released details of the final number: the Finland-based company is letting go of 213 employees, around 25% of staff, as it continues to restructure and cut away unprofitable parts of its business. The whole of the company is being affected, with the exception of those working… Read More

  • Gilt Groupe Cuts 45 Jobs Amid A Quest For Profit, CMO And International Head Exit

    Gilt Groupe Cuts 45 Jobs Amid A Quest For Profit, CMO And International Head Exit

    Some downsizing is on the cards for Gilt Groupe, the fashion flash-sales site that has been valued at $1.1 billion. TechCrunch has learned that the company is cutting 45 jobs as it tries to turn profitable by next year. Among those leaving the company are CMO Clay Cowan and head of international business Marshall Porter, with the roles disappearing with them. TechCrunch first heard of… Read More

  • Confirmed: Sony Mobile Cuts 1,000 Workers In Sweden As Handset Maker Restructures

    Confirmed: Sony Mobile Cuts 1,000 Workers In Sweden As Handset Maker Restructures

    The shakeout among less successful mobile handset makers continues apace. Sony Mobile is cutting 1,000 jobs in Sweden, one of the company’s key manufacturing and R&D centers, as part of a larger restructuring to push the struggling handset maker into profitability. The news, first reported by Swedish local publication 8till5, was confirmed to us directly in a statement (see below). Read More

  • Sources Say IBM Planning On Laying Off 12,000 Over Next Year

    Sources Say IBM Planning On Laying Off 12,000 Over Next Year

    Rumors have been swirling — and IBM’s stock has been rising — on reports that the company is planning a huge round of layoffs of up to 26% of its workforce, or 118,000 people. TechCrunch has been digging and has found out from two separate sources that there will in fact be job cuts, but not anywhere close to this magnitude. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch the 118,000… Read More

  • Aol Is Restructuring, Layoffs And Site Closures Likely

    Aol Is Restructuring, Layoffs And Site Closures Likely

    Aol, owner of TechCrunch, is gearing up for some housekeeping. TechCrunch has learned that the company is preparing to lay off staff and close or fold up underperforming titles as part of a bigger restructuring, aimed at simplifying the company around ad tech, stronger content operations and video. Or, as one source put it to TechCrunch, “stopping things that are not moving the needle… Read More

  • Sources: Good Technology Axes More Than 100 Jobs

    Sources: Good Technology Axes More Than 100 Jobs

    According to multiple sources, Good Technology, a company that sells mobile device management services, has laid off more than 100, and perhaps as many as 140 of its staff. According to LinkedIn, the company has more than 1,000 employees, making it a significant reduction to its workforce, if the rumor is correct. Good Technology filed for a $100 million IPO in May of last year. Its… Read More