Mozilla lays off 70 as it waits for new products to generate revenue

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  1. ronjor

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    Frederic Lardinois@fredericl January 15, 2020
     
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    They invest 43 million while giving the sack to part of the workforce ...
    why do I see a contradiction here :isay:
     
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    The layoffs I guess?
     
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    I would love to receive a "generous exit package." :shifty:
     
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    Top down shake ups every now and then isn’t the worst idea, those that were laid-off probably got too comfy, lets hope this kicks Mozilla's ass into gear a bit. But I'm not gonna lie, the future looks grim for them, with the new Edge that launched, which IMO they knocked it out of the park with, in a few years Mozilla will be lucky to have half of what they have now.
     
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    Yes, the layoffs are hard on those folks - I didn't mean to gloss over that. I was wondering if there was concern about other issues?
     
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    Other issues such as what? That FF might be on the verge of collapse? I hope not as I have been using FF for a long time. But if some unforeseen problem does arise in the future, there will be the new Edge to fall back on, for me anyway.
     
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    The new Edge is certainly going to make it harder for them. That is what I will use if Firefox goes under.
     
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    While I like the new Edge, I can't see myself ever using it as my primary browser. Just like Chrome itself, I can't configure it to open everything I enter in the address bar in a new tab, rather than the current tab. So, I'll stick with the Chromium based Cent. If not for that, I'd probably use it.
     
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    Without trying to sugarcoat things, the numbers aren't jaw dropping. Less than 10%, so that's not excessive. Mozilla is probably just trying to "streamline" operations, one of many a corporate buzzwords used when people are laid off. I work for a large company that laid off close to 30% of its workforce several years ago. That was scary. There were people affected by it reduced to tears , because they didn't know what they were going to do :(
     
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