Microsoft is conducting a second round of layoffs today, after announced a plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000.
Microsoft is planning to eliminate about 14 percent of its workforce over the next year.
After being laid off from the gaming company Zynga this week, an ex-employee described the “terrible” business strategy that caused a nearly 20 percent reduction in workforce in a reddit interview, or AMA.
Zynga today laid off 18 percent of its workforce, eliminating 520 positions. The company will close its New York and Los Angeles offices.
Viddy, a video-sharing service that early handicappers had leading Vine, has eliminated 12 positions, or one third of its total Los Angeles-based staff.
StumbleUpon today laid off 35 of its staffers, reducing its total headcount by more than 30 percent, the company said. The move came as part of a larger effort to “become more streamlined [and] focused,” according to spokesman Mike Mayzel.
Daily deals site LivingSocial is laying off 400 employees, or 10 percent of its global workforce, CNNMoney has confirmed.
After filing financial statements for Buddy Media that showed a $20.5 million loss last quarter, Salesforce today laid off about 100 employees at its other acquired social analytics arm, Radian6. “With the integration of Radian6 and Buddy Media, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud is re-balancing its resources to support its growth. Fewer than 100 people were impacted globally,” a spokesperson said.
As Apple commanded the tech world’s attention earlier today, Zynga broke some bad news to its employees: Hundreds of them were being laid off, and The Ville was being sent out to pasture, as sister blog Inside Social Games reported. The company later confirmed the layoffs, releasing a letter that CEO Mark Pincus had sent out to staff.
The ax will swing again at Myspace this week if there is any truth to rumors reported by Gawker.