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🐦 Twitter lays off 200 employees

The eighth round since November

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Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Twitter reportedly cut 10% of its workforce on Saturday. EA founder Trip Hawkins has joined Web3 gaming startup Games for a Living.

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Twitter lays off another 200 employees

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Twitter has laid off at least 200 employees, or about 10% of its workforce, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

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The cuts reportedly hit product managers, data scientists, and engineers who worked on machine learning and site reliability, which helps keep Twitter’s various features online.

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ZoΓ« Schiffer, managing editor at Platformer, first confirmed that product manager Esther Crawford was among those Twitter let go over the weekend.

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Crawford oversaw various projects at Twitter, including the company’s Twitter Blue verification subscription and upcoming payments platform.

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After Elon Musk took over Twitter in October last year, she quickly went viral forΒ sleepingΒ on the office floor to handle theΒ β€œextremely hardcore” workload.

Martijn de Kuijper, the founder of the now-shuttered Revue newsletter platform that Twitter acquired in 2021, was also laid off. β€œWaking up to find I’ve been locked out of my email,” heΒ tweeted. β€œLooks like I’m let go.”

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This latest round of layoffs is the eighth one since Musk assumed ownership of Twitter. As of January, the company’s daily revenue was down 40% year-over-year.

EA founder joins Web3 gaming startup

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Trip Hawkins, the founder and first CEO of video game giant Electronic Arts (EA), has made the jump from Web2 to Web3.

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Hawkins on Friday wasΒ announcedΒ as co-founder and chief strategy officer of Games for a Living, aΒ Barcelona-based startup that is developingΒ AAA-quality blockchain games for PC, consoles, and mobile platforms.

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β€œI’m confident that blockchain, combined with our vision, can create a new gaming paradigm for the benefit of all,” Hawkins said in a press release. β€œWe plan to do it in a way that helps enhance game performance and value for players, while keeping things fun.”

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Games for a Living was co-founded by Manel Sort, former vice president of Candy Crush Saga developer King. The two game industry veterans previously worked together at Hawkin's failed gaming startup, Digital Chocolate.

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