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CompanyDownsized (People)Prior Size of Division or Whole Company (People)Reduction in Force (%)Date Reported (not necessarily date effective)Division if applicablePrimary City AffectedPrimary State or Province AffectedPrimary Country AffectedPublicly Available Source (1)Publicly Available Source (2)WARN
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Udacity125November 28, 2018Udacity will close its office in São Paulo, Brazil, resulting in the loss of 70 employees. The remaining cuts will come from departments in the United States related to creating Udacity courseMountain ViewCAUSAhttps://venturebeat.com/2018/11/28/udacity-cuts-125-employees-as-part-of-global-restructuring-plan/
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RealtyShares75November 10, 2018San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/RealtyShares-downfall-shows-perils-of-13379804.php
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Moogsoft3018%November 9, 2018San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/11/09/growing-pains-at-venture-backed-moogsoft-lead-to-layoffs/
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LendupOctober 19, 2018San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2018/10/19/the-funded-job-cuts-at-two-companies-over-330m-in.html
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Udacity255%September 28, 2018Mountain ViewCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/09/28/online-education-unicorn-udacity-has-quietly-laid-off-5-of-staff-at-least-25-people-since-august/
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Telltale Games250September 22, 2018administrativeSan RafaelCAUSAhttps://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/09/22/telltale-games-confirm-huge-layoffs-and-majority-studio-closure/https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/09/24/telltale-easter-eggs-and-jokes/
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Evernote5415%September 19, 2018hardware Redwood CityCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/09/18/evernote-just-slashed-54-jobs-or-15-percent-of-its-workforce/
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Airware140140100%September 14, 2018San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/09/14/airware-shuts-down/
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Meta Co.88September 10, 2018San MateoCAUSAhttps://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Trade-war-is-hurting-San-Mateo-augmented-reality-13218976.php
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Tripping15September 6, 2018San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://skift.com/2018/09/06/tripping-sheds-most-staff-after-ugly-conflict-between-founders-and-board/
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Zagster90August 21, 2018Boston MA USAhttps://www.americaninno.com/boston/inno-news-boston/more-layoffs-hit-zagster/
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Roche's Genentech223August 16, 2018South San Francisco, California, headquartersSouth San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.biopharmadive.com/news/roche-genentech-lay-off-223-employees/530288/https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/roche-s-genentech-laying-off-223-staffers-californiahttps://endpts.com/no-more-hands-off-roche-supervision-genentech-brings-out-the-axe-preps-layoffs-for-223-staffers/
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Atlassian101400July 31, 2018Stride and HipChat messaging appsAustin TXUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2018/07/31/atlassian-to-lay-off-101-austin-workers.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoohttps://www.512tech.com/technology/software-maker-atlassian-will-eliminate-100-jobs-downtown-austin-hub/7tRRKukvRvVt8GdW8yD1QN/
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Lantern25July 25, 2018Customer OperationsSan FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/07/24/mental-health-startup-lantern-winds-down-its-customer-operations/
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OfoJuly 18, 2018marketing, communications, and engineering, among other teamsUSAhttps://qz.com/1331368/bike-sharing-company-ofo-is-dramatically-scaling-back-in-north-america/
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eBay300July 18, 2018Bay Area, San JoseSan JoseCAUSAhttps://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/17/ebay-chops-hundreds-bay-area-jobs-tech-economy-layoff/
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Uber100July 11, 2018self-driving car operatorsSan FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/07/11/uber-lays-off-self-driving-car-operators-in-sf-and-pittsburgh/https://qz.com/1326155/uber-has-terminated-its-self-driving-car-operators-in-pittsburgh/
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MZ (Machine Zone, Inc.)125July 11, 2018Entire Cognant team & entire Cognant teamPalo AltoCAUSAhttps://adexchanger.com/mobile/machine-zone-shuts-down-its-dsp-lays-off-125-employees-including-media-buyers/
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eBay40014,100June 27, 2018Global workforceSan JoseCAUSAhttps://www.ecommercebytes.com/C/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2018/6/1530151954.htmlhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-27/ebay-cuts-low-single-digit-percentage-of-global-workforce
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Tesla3,00037,5439%June 13, 2018FremontCAUSAhttps://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/06/tesla-is-laying-off-9-percent-of-its-workforce/https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-layoffs-elon-musk-conducted-appropriately-2018-6https://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/warn/WARN-Report-for-7-1-2017-to-06-30-2018.pdf
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JiboJune 12, 2018BostonMAUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/06/11/more-layoffs-hit-jibo-and-this-time-they-re.html
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OpenTable2,000June 4, 2018San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://table.skift.com/2018/06/04/opentable-reorganizes-its-marketing-product-and-people-teams/
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IBM Watson7,00070%May 25, 2018Watson Health divisionArmonkNYUSAhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/25/ibms_watson_layoffs/
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Le Tote5035%May 23, 2018One-Third of Corporate StaffSan FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-22/fashion-startup-le-tote-lays-off-one-third-of-corporate-staff
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Uber300May 23, 2018PhoenixAZUSAhttp://money.cnn.com/2018/05/23/technology/uber-arizona-self-driving/index.htmlhttps://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2018/05/23/in-wake-of-self-driving-layoffs-uber-hiring.html
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ONE205570May 22, 2018MinneapolisMNUSAhttps://tech.mn/news/2018/05/22/trucking-tech-startup-one20-shuts-down-as-trimble-pulls-out/
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Capital One25700May 4, 2018The eliminated positions are part of the company's tech engineering team.St. CloudMNUSAhttps://www.sctimes.com/story/money/2018/05/04/capital-one-announces-another-round-layoffs-st-cloud/580729002/
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SnapApp70May 2, 2018BostonMAUSAhttps://www.americaninno.com/boston/inno-news-boston/layoffs-hit-snapapp-less-than-a-year-after-10-2m-series-b-round/
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VevoApril 20, 2018San Francisco-based product and engineering teamsNew YorkNYUSAhttp://variety.com/2018/digital/news/vevo-layoffs-cto-departure-1202775228/http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/vevo-ceo-erik-huggers-is-stepping-down-1202642368/
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Qualcomm1,50033,8004%April 19, 2018California's Employment Development Department identified 289 layoffs in San Jose and 1,231 in San Diego (Both full- and part-time employees)San DiegoCAUSAhttp://money.cnn.com/2018/04/19/technology/qualcomm-layoffs/index.htmlhttps://www.marketwatch.com/story/qualcomm-laying-off-44-of-its-workforce-to-cut-costs-2018-04-19
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Theranos100April 11, 2018Palo AltoCAUSAhttp://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-theranos-layoffs-20180411-story.html
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ZagsterMarch 20, 2018CambridgeMAUSAhttps://www.americaninno.com/boston/inno-news-boston/layoffs-hit-zagster-a-month-after-15m-growth-equity-round/
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UploadVR100%March 17, 2018Los AngelesSan FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/03/16/vr-startup-upload-shuts-down-its-offices-as-funding-from-oculus-founder-runs-out/
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Snap Inc12010%March 7, 2018engineering departmentSan FranciscoCAUSAhttps://cheddar.com/videos/exclusive-snap-plans-biggest-round-of-layoffs-yet-totaling-120-engineershttps://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/snap-inc-plans-to-layoff-nearly-100-engineers/63216293
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HPE300March 6, 2018techniciansCalifornia CityCAUSAhttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/06/hpe_to_cut_technician_jobs_as_field_work_outsourced_to_unisys/
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Zenreach16020%March 1, 2018San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/zenreach-lays-off-20-of-staff-following-co-founders-departure-1519952702https://www.marketwatch.com/story/peter-thiel-backed-startup-zenreach-lays-off-20-of-staff-2018-03-01
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Amazon100February 12, 2018RetailSeattleWAUSAhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2018/02/12/amazon-makes-rare-round-layoffs-seattle-headquarters/329643002/
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Autodesk1082,000February 2, 2018San RafaelCAUSAhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Autodesk-lays-off-108-employees-in-San-Francisco-12547181.php
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Pandora5%February 2, 2018OaklandCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2018/01/31/pandora-layoffs/
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SoFi651,3005%January 31, 2018Primarily affecting the fintech’s offices in Healdsburg and UtahHealdsburgCAUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/01/31/sofi-fintech-layoffs-mortgage-lending-technology.htmlhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/sofi-lays-off-5-of-staff-1517427705
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Snap Inc.24January 18, 2018content division | A handful of employees in New York and London | Some layoffs also took place in Snap's engineering and partnership teamsVeniceCAUSAhttps://cheddar.com/videos/exclusive-snap-lays-off-two-dozen-employees
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Uptake517506%January 9, 2018Chicago headquartersChicagoILUSAhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-uptake-layoffs-20180109-story.html
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GoPro25020%January 8, 2018San MateoCAUSAhttps://slate.com/technology/2018/01/gopro-camera-struggling-layoffs-possible-sale.htmlhttps://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/08/gopro-issues-weak-guidance-to-reduce-global-workforce-from-1254-employees-to-fewer-than-1000-shares-halted.html
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Jive Software18300December 31, 2017PortlandORUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/11/02/jive-layoffs-expected-next-month.html
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Infusionsoft203%December 27, 2017ChandlerAZUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/12/27/infusionsoft-cancels-annual-icon-announces-more.html
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Refinery2934December 19, 2017New YorkNYUSAhttp://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/amid-layoffs-refinery29-focuses-expanding-events/311678/
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Brocade Communications Systems308December 5, 2017San JoseCAUSAhttp://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/04/brocade-campus-parking-garage-sells-for-225-5-million-following-merger-layoffs/https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/09/11/exclusive-brocade-issues-mass-layoff-following.html
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Autodesk1,1509,00013%November 28, 2017San RafaelCAUSAhttp://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Autodesk-to-lay-off-1-150-as-company-restructures-12390210.phphttp://fortune.com/2017/11/28/autodesk-slash-workforce/
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NerdWallet5311%November 17, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/16/nerdwallet-layoffs-fintech-credit-cards-jobs.htmlhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/11/16/nerdwallet-lays-off-about-11-percent-of-staff-due-to-missing-profitability-goals/
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AdColony12562520%November 13, 2017Los AngelesCAUSAhttps://adexchanger.com/mobile/adcolony-cuts-125-jobs-shuts-admarvel-ad-server-mediation-business/
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CCP 100November 1, 2017VRAtlantaGAUSAhttps://americaclosed.com/ccp-layoffs-atlanta-gaming-company-vr-games/
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Snap Inc18October 20, 2017Recruiting divisionLos AngelesCAUSAhttps://variety-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/variety.com/2017/digital/news/snap-october-layoffs-1202595230/amp/http://www.businessinsider.com/snap-hit-more-layoffs-plans-to-slow-hiring-in-2018-2017-10
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Harmonix14October 19, 2017CambridgeMAUSAhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-19-harmonix-lays-off-14-reporthttps://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/307936/Harmonix_lays_off_14_in_bid_to_reduce_overhead.php
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Blue Apron6%October 19, 2017New YorkNYUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2017/10/19/blue-aprons-hardships-continue-as-ceo-announces.html
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Athenahealth4005,3059%October 19, 2017San Francisco, California and Princeton, New Jersey, and other overhead reductions at other locationsWatertownMAUSAhttps://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/10/19/athenahealth-lays-off-hundreds-of-workers-sources.html
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Disruptor Beam10737%October 10, 2017FraminghamMAUSAhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-10-disruptor-beam-lays-off-staffhttps://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/307336/Star_Trek_Timelines_dev_Disruptor_Beam_hit_with_layoffs.php
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Snap Inc12September 21, 2017SpectaclesLos AngelesCAUSAhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-21/snap-spectacles-hardware-lab-cuts-some-jobs-changes-leadership
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Fullscreen247503%September 7, 2017Culver CityCAUSAhttp://variety.com/2017/digital/news/fullscreen-layoffs-svod-restructuring-1202550492/amp/https://thevideoink.com/2017/09/07/breaking-fullscreen-media-lays-off-3-total-workforce-mainly-streaming-service-svod-continues/
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Ticketfly15075%September 7, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttp://ampthemag.com/the-real/big-layoffs-ticketfly-tuesday/
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Oracle983September 4, 2017SolarisSanta ClaraCAUSAhttps://www.spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/tech-careers/rip-sparc-and-solarishttps://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/04/oracle_layoffs_solaris_sparc_teams/
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Postmates15August 31, 2017Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis, San Diego, and Washington, DC.San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/08/31/postmates-laid-off-all-its-city-managers-yesterday/
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Galvanize3735011%August 29, 2017DenverCOUSAhttps://www.reuters.com/article/galvanize-layoffs-idUSL2N1LF1BP
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Glu Mobile22August 25, 2017company's central technology team, or in Android development and QASan FranciscoCAUSAhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-25-glu-mobile-lays-off-dozenshttps://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/304506/Glu_lays_off_46_and_shutters_Long_Beach_studio.php
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Glu Mobile24August 25, 2017Car Town RacingLong BeachCAUSAhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-25-glu-mobile-lays-off-dozenshttps://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/304506/Glu_lays_off_46_and_shutters_Long_Beach_studio.php
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Vendini16510%August 25, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttp://ampthemag.com/the-real/layoffs-at-vendini/
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Glu Mobile22August 25, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-25-glu-mobile-lays-off-dozens
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Glu Mobile24100%August 25, 2017Long BeachLong BeachCAUSAhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-25-glu-mobile-lays-off-dozens
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Shyp100%Jul 20, 2017Los AngelesLos AngelesCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/shyp-is-reducing-headcount-and-suspending-all-operations-outside-of-sf%EF%BB%BF/http://blog.shyp.com/refocusing-2017/
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Shyp100%Jul 20, 2017New YorkNew YorkNYUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/shyp-is-reducing-headcount-and-suspending-all-operations-outside-of-sf%EF%BB%BF/http://blog.shyp.com/refocusing-2017/
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Shyp100%Jul 20, 2017ChicagoChicagoILUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/shyp-is-reducing-headcount-and-suspending-all-operations-outside-of-sf%EF%BB%BF/http://blog.shyp.com/refocusing-2017/
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NerdWallet61%Jul 19, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/07/19/nerdwallet-layoffs/
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Juicero25%Jul 14, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttp://fortune.com/2017/07/14/juicero-layoffs-lower-prices/
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GREE50100%Jul 7, 2017MelbourneAustraliahttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-07-07-around-50-layoffs-as-gree-melbourne-reportedly-closed-down
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SoundCloud100%Jul 6, 2017San FranciscoSan FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/07/06/soundcloud-the-youtube-for-audio-cuts-173-jobs-closes-san-francisco-london-offices/
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SoundCloud100%Jul 6, 2017LondonLondonEnglandhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/07/06/soundcloud-the-youtube-for-audio-cuts-173-jobs-closes-san-francisco-london-offices/
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Microsoft4,000Jul 6, 2017https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/06/microsoft-confirms-layoff-reports-reorganization-expected-to-impact-thousands/
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Etsy14015%Jun 21, 2017BrooklynNYUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/06/21/etsy-will-cut-15-percent-of-its-workforce-in-a-new-round-of-layoffs/
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Sprig200100%May 26, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/05/26/on-demand-food-startup-sprig-is-shutting-down-today/https://www.theinformation.com/on-demand-food-service-sprig-to-shut-down?shared=f35331
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Etsy808%May 2, 2017BrooklynNYUSAhttps://investors.etsy.com/news-and-events/press-releases/2017/05-02-2017-211356003
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GrovoApr 25, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.axios.com/exclusive-grovo-ceo-and-co-founders-are-out-2378406797.htmlhttps://pitchbook.com/newsletter/grovo-founders-out-as-company-lays-off-workers
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NerdWallet408%Apr 20, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/04/20/nerdwallet-just-laid-off-over-40-people-including-its-vp-of-growth/
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Postmates30250Mar 24, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2017/03/24/postmates-lays-off-community-managers-as-it-tries-to-minimize-losses/#385b1f093f4b
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GoPro270Mar 15, 2017San MateoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/03/15/gopro-layoffs/
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GREEMar 9, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttp://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/293368/Gree_makes_layoffs_at_San_Francisco_studio.phphttps://venturebeat.com/2017/03/08/gree-international-entertainment-lays-off-developers-in-its-san-francisco-office/
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Zozi30%Mar 3, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/03/23/tour-and-activities-marketplace-zozi-lays-off-30-of-staff/
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MakerBot30%Feb 15, 2017BrooklynNYUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/02/15/makerbot-lays-off-30-of-its-staff-as-companys-scope-narrows/
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Zenefits25028%Feb 9, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttp://fortune.com/2017/02/09/zenefits-jobs-layoffs/https://www.buzzfeed.com/williamalden/zenefits-is-laying-off-almost-half-its-employees?utm_term=.wsE4WVqaq#.idoxg0ZjZ
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Zenefits15017%Feb 9, 2017TempeAZUSAhttp://fortune.com/2017/02/09/zenefits-jobs-layoffs/https://www.buzzfeed.com/williamalden/zenefits-is-laying-off-almost-half-its-employees?utm_term=.wsE4WVqaq#.idoxg0ZjZ
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Mozilla50Feb 2, 2017Mountain ViewCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/02/02/mozilla-layoffs/
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Progress Software45020%Feb 2, 2017BedfordMAUSAhttps://www.americaninno.com/boston/layoffs-at-progress-software-bedford-based-tech-company/
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CoachUp163546%Jan 27, 2017BostonMAUSAhttps://www.americaninno.com/boston/startup-layoffs-at-coachup-online-coaching-platform/
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Oracle450Jan 20, 2017hardware systemsSanta ClaraCAUSAhttp://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/20/oracle-lays-off-450-employees/?_lrsc=faaa761b-c0c8-40c5-a682-859c43d5e71a&sc_cid=70160000000KGB4AAO
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Pandora7%Jan 12, 2017OaklandCAUSAhttp://variety.com/2017/digital/news/pandora-layoffs-1201959561/
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Munchery30Jan 12, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttp://fortune.com/2017/01/12/munchery-layoffs-goodbye-founders/
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VSCOJan 11, 2017OaklandCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/01/11/vsco-shuts-down-its-new-york-office/
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DoubleDutch 7040%Jan 10, 2017San FranciscoCAUSAhttps://techcrunch.com/2017/01/10/events-app-maker-doubledutch-downsizes-again-lays-off-40-percent-of-staff/
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