Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 11, 2015

Twitter Planning Company-Wide Layoffs Next Week

Also on Twitter’s to-do list: Figuring out how to make money from a service a lot of people use.

Those close to the company have argued for years that Twitter has become too bloated. It reported roughly 4,100 employees last quarter, more than double the roughly 2,000 employees it had in Q2 2013 just before the IPO. Twitter’s user base has grown less than 50 percent in that time. Of course, some of the growth has come via acquisitions آ— Twitter has made plenty over the past two years. But still, the feeling from those close to the company is that Twitter’s engineering team is much larger than it needs to be.