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Amazon relieve some development Fire Phone
US giant Amazon online store carries a layoff by the team responsible for the development of the Fire Phone. According to The Wall Street Journal, there are ‘dozens’ employees put on the street.
The redundancies at Lab126, which is responsible for the development of devices like the Kindle e-reader, the Amazon and the Echo Fire Phone. There works a total of some 3,000 men on staff, according to The Wall Street Journal. It would be the first layoffs are taking place in the department for 11 years.
The layoffs are possibly related to the disappointing market performance of the Amazon Fire Phone, priced in June with 75 percent reduced was. Further details on the layoffs are scarce. Staff only get a severance pay in exchange for their signature on a confidentiality agreement. Earlier, left Jon McCormack, one of the chief engineers of Lab126, the company after he had worked a total of six years. He now works for Google.
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