Mass reductions in technology companies in the first half of January

Mass reductions in technology companies in the first half of January

Discord: 17% of staff or 170 people;
Twitch: 35% of staff or 500 people. The company revealed for the first time that it is not profitable;
Google: 1000 people. Taking into account that Alphabet employs about 182,000 people, this is about 0.5%;
Unity: 25% of staff or 1,800 people. Internally, this is called a “reboot of the company”;
Humane: 4% or 10 people. And this startup hasn’t even released its AI brooch yet;
Xerox: 15% of the workforce or 3,000 people;
X/Twitter: 1,000 people from the trust and safety team, engaged in moderation: fighting fraud, hate speech and other abuse of rules like disinformation. But judging by the report, this reduction took place some time ago and was only now reported to the regulators;
Duolingo: 10% of staff or 70 people. The company explained that lesson authors and translators are being cut, as team productivity has increased thanks to AI tools.

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