Silicon Beach Report March 7: Snap Inc. Expected to Announce Layoffs

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expected to announce layoffs; AeroVironment secures contract, narrows losses; and Ordermark raises $3.1 Snap Inc. million

Topspin In Major Layoffs, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based music software startup Topspin has laid off a "significant" amount of staff, according to reports , with a majority of the company''s staff getting the pink slip. Topspin did not detail the reason for the layoffs, or how many employees were affected by the move. topspin music media layoff jobs employment software

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 8: GoPro layoffs, Grindr founder leaving, new lights for Ring’s smart doorbells

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GoPro announced layoffs and cost-cutting as the camera and software company exits the drone business; video doorbell maker Ring has acquired light maker Mr. Beams; and the founder of dating app Grindr is stepping down following the company’s acquisition by a Hong Kong-based mobile gaming company

Zynga Layoffs Hit LA Office

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A widespread layoff at social games maker Zynga has hit Los Angeles, with around 55 employees being let go from the location, according to tweets from the company''s employees. It appears that Zynga is closing its entire LA operation , according to reports. zynga angeles office videogame jobs layoff scopely

Report: Tech Layoffs At Highest Level In Three Years

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You may not see it here in Southern California's high tech sector--which has been booming, due to a surge of startup and accelerator activity--but apparently, the technology sector has seen its highest level of layoffs in three years, according to a report today.

Lawsuits Fly In Fisker Automotive Layoff

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Now, those employees are striking back at the company, and have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the firm failed to obey a law requiring workers advanced notice of mass layoffs. The company reportedly did not provide any severance pay.

SpaceX Chops 10 Percent Of Employees, Says Report

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX --despite a continuing string of successful launches--is cutting 10 percent of its 6,000 employees, according to a report published on Friday. The report--from the LA Times--confirmed the layoff with the company, which said that Space "must become a leaner company" to continue to deliver for its customers. spacex iridium vandenberg layoff jobs employment space aerospace

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Nasty Gal In Major Layoffs

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Los Angeles-based Nasty Gal , the online women''s wear retailer led by Sophia Amoruso, has reportedly laid off 10 percent of its staff, or over 20 employees, according to fashion industry reports. Nasty Gal said in a statement that the moves are part of a move to "strategically re-organize" its business. READ MORE>>. nastygal nasty sophia amoruso fashion retailer ecommerce women

Report: Veoh Planning Major Layoffs

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San Diego- and Los Angeles-based online video site Veoh is reportedly in the midst of a "major restructuring," according to a report from VentureBeat. Quoting a "source close to the company" VentureBeat said that the layoffs would be "drastic." Tags: veoh layoff jobs video content An email to Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh, this morning, asking for comments on the rumor was not returned. Veoh laid off 20 percent of its employees in November.

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BetterWorks Goes From Feast To Famine With Layoffs

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A report today from PandoDaily said that Santa Monica-based BetterWorks has terminated all of its sales and marketing staff, and half of its operations team. betterworks layoffs employment employee silicon beach paige craig resources human fringe benefitsThe move is an abrupt shift from feast to famine for BetterWorks, the high profile employee fringe benefits startup headed by prolific angel investor Paige Craig.

Report: Qualcomm Cuts 125 In San Diego

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has laid of 125 employees in San Diego, part of a contingent of 269 employees laid off across the company in its data center processor business, according to a report this morning. According to the report, the layoffs come as Qualcomm has been winding down its data center unit, which now apparently only has around 50 employees--down from nearly 1,000 earlier this year. qualcomm data center semiconductor processor layoff jobs chips

Qualcomm Confirms FLO TV Shutdown Plans, Layoffs

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San Diego-based Qualcomm confirmed Tuesday evening that it is considering shutting down its FLO TV, mobile television service, after reports that the firm is planning to shut off the service. Qualcomm said that--if it shuts down the service--it will make "appropriate refunds" and would order some layoffs related to the shutdown. Tags: qualcomm television content streaming media layoffs entertainment jobs employment

Report: Snap Chops 100 More Employees

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Venice-based Snap has cut another 100 of its employees , according to reports on Thursday, as it continues to trim its workforce. The cuts this time apparently came from the advertising side of Snap, and follows a big layoff of engineers in February. snap snapchat jobs employment layoff cuts social networkingREAD MORE>>.

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Intuit Layoffs To Hit Southern California

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Layoffs at personal finance software maker Intuit are set to hit a number of the firm's Southern California locations. The layoffs date are split between August 3rd and August 17th, according to the WARN filings. WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) is a California law which requires certain companies to report when they are planning mass layoffs at least 60 days in advance. Tags: intuit software layoff warn

Google Confirms Motorola Mobility 4000 Layoffs

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Motorola annual financial report is here. Google will however feel the layoffs. The post Google Confirms Motorola Mobility 4000 Layoffs appeared first on TechZulu. Google has confirmed the firing of 20 percent of Motorola Mobility employees. A company it bought in May.

Silicon Beach Report October 26: Faraday Future Faces Further Financial Troubles

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An Emmy for Blue Microphones; Netflix work environment under the microscope; Faraday Future initiates widespread layoffs

Silicon Beach Report May 4: Google Partners with Fandango

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Google partners with Fandango; Layoffs at Uproxx Media Group; lawmakers call for diversity in tech

Report: Qualcomm Lays Off Hundreds

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A report this morning says that San Diego-based Qualcomm has laid off hundreds of employees, as part of an across-the-baord shakeup. The report--from GigaOm--cited a number of sources in reporting the moves, and said the move also included executive level changes to the organization. Qualcomm has not issued any statement on layoffs or job changes at the company, and we have been unable to independently confirm the layoffs.

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Beachmint: We're Still Alive, Kicking, Despite Reports

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The message came after a report that BeachMint was returning $20M to its investors and had ousted its founders. The dispute on the report follows earlier jousting between PandoDaily and Beachmint on reporting and facts on the company. beachmint executive layoff ecommerce reporting

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Report: Faraday Future Loses Key EV Designer

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Troubled, Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has lost a key electric vehicle designer, among a number of layoffs at the company over the last few weeks, according to a report. According to a report from the Verge, Peter Savagian, a Senior Vice President at Faraday Future and former Chief Engineering on the General Motors EV1 electric car, has left his job.

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Report: CityGrid Lays Off Two Thirds Of Staff

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A report this morning says that West Hollywood-based CityGrid , the parent firm of CitySearch, Urbanspoon, and InsiderPages, has laid off two thirds of its staff. The layoffs--reported by TechCrunch-- reportedly affected 130 people. The new cuts follow an earlier layoff in October of 2012, which also resulted in the loss of a number of positions in Los Angeles. citygrid urbanspoon citysearch insiderpages jobs employment layoff angeles guide online publishing

Report: ShoeDazzle Cuts Staff

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Los Angeles-based ShoeDazzle has cut a significant amount of its staff, according to sources, saying that the company had "major layoffs" Thursday morning. ShoeDazzle's public relations firm could not comment on the report, and the company had yet to reply to requests forwarded to them at press time. shoedazzle layoff employment jobs ecommerce

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Demand Media Cuts 15, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based Demand Media has juts cut fifteen members of the company''s research and development unit, according to a report from Variety. According to the report , the cuts included Chief Innovation Officer Byron Reese, and were a result of the abrupt resignation of CEO Richard Rosenblatt last week. demand media layoff jobs employment richard rosenblatt turnover content

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HuffingtonPost Abandons Los Angeles Video Streaming Effort, Says Report

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The Huffington Post is abandoning its video effort, HuffPo Live , in Los Angeles, according to a report today, and is laying off around 20 staffers from its office here. huffingtonpost video streaming livestream talk television content hollywood huffpo live layoff jobs

Report: THQ Cutting 170

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Calabasas-based videogame developer THQ has reportedly cut 170 of its employees, according to reports Wednesday. According to reports on gaming sites, the cuts are expected to be announced along with THQ's earnings tomorrow. The report of the cuts apparently came via gaming insider Kevin Dent. videogame games layoff employment jobs content

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Report: Clipper Windpower To Chop Jobs, Headquarters

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Wind turbine manufacturer Clipper Windpower is getting set to cut nearly 200 workers and shut its Carpinteria headquarters, according to a report from the Pacific Coast Business Times. clipper windpower energy cleantech wind power utility employment jobs layoff carpinteria santa barbara

Report: Fisker Sued Over Unpaid Bills

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According to a report this morning, multiple lawsuits are now in motion from Fisker''s vendors, over unpaid bills, including one by its web site and mobile designer. fisker automotive cleantech auto hybrid automobile legal lawsuit employment jobs layoff

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Report: Amonix Shuts Vegas Factory

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Seal Beach-based photovoltaic power firm Amonix has shut its Las Vegas factory, according to a report from the Los Angeles Review-Journal, some further bad news for the heavily backed solar panel manufacturer. The firm has had a series of layoffs since then. amonix solar cleantech power layoff jobs employment vegas

Sonos Cuts 96 Employees

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos , which makes user-friendly, whole home music systems and speakers, has laid off 96 employees, according to multiple reports from Santa Barbara media on Friday. Deails on the layoffs have not been announced by the company, nor reason for the cuts. The cuts were reported by both the Pacific Coast Business Times and Santa Barbara Independent. The layoffs come even as the company has reportedly prepping an IPO offering in June.

Report: Verari Systems Shuts Down

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 16: Tinder Acquires Snapchat-Like App Wheel

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billion in IPO, and Disney’s Maker Studios is eyeing layoffs Tinder acquires Snapchat-like app Wheel, Snap Inc. aims to raise as much as $3.2

Sony Slashes Staff At San Diego Game Studio

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According to reports , the layoffs are part of a wider cut in its videogaming operations which also included workers in London. Gamasutra reported the moves are possibly a move away from "live games" development at Sony. sony diego studios videogame studio layoff jobs employment online gamesSony has cut more than 50 employees in San Diego, at its Sony San Diego Studio , which develops videogames such as Kill Strain and MLB.

Report: United Online Chops Staff At MemoryLane

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Woodland Hills-based United Online , has reportedly cut its staff at unit MemoryLane in Seattle, eleven months after transforming what was an online networking site into one focused on nostalgia. The report said an unspecified number of staff were cut across multiple functions at the company. classmates memorylane united online employment jobs layoff

Whisper Chops Staff

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Venice, California-based Whisper , which operates an app and website that lets users share anonymous thoughts--and combines that with other content--has reportedly laid off 20 percent of its staff, or 14 out of its 71 employees, according to a report on Friday. sharing anonymous deadpool employment jobs layoff whisper

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Report: ManiaTV Axes Staff

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Los Angeles-based ManiaTV has reportedly laid off 15 of the firm's 33 employees, according to a report in The Deal, as the firm prepares to sell the company. Tags: employment merger layoff hollywood content acquisition entertainment maniatv The Deal said Revision3 is rumored to be a possible buyer for the firm. ManiaTV is a producer of original online content, which it distributes entirely online. The firm moved here in 2007 from Denver.

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