Twitter Lays Off Engineering Team in India
Twitter is closing down its engineering operations out of Bangalore, India, and is laying off some 20 engineers in the process, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The number is a very small percentage of its overall staff of 3,800 people internationally. The company will continue to operate three offices in the country, in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
India is one of Twitter’s fastest growing markets worldwide.”Twitter remains committed to India as a strategic market for users, partners and advertisers, a company spokesperson said. “We continue to invest in key initiatives to further expand our audience, increase user engagement and drive revenue in this important market,” she added.
Posted on September 27th, 2016
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