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Mozilla Lays Off Part Of Connected Devices Team

  • The Verge, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:05 AM

Mozilla is laying off a portion of its Connected Devices team, which worked on Firefox OS and Firefox phones before recently shifting over to more experimental products. When asked about layoffs by The Verge, Mozilla's senior vice president of Connected Devices, Ari Jaaksi, confirmed that the company has "made the decision to reduce the size" of the team. Jaaksi says that a "small" number of employees have been impacted, some of whom may be moved into positions elsewhere in the company. The layoffs follow Connected Devices' move away from Firefox phones, which failed to gain traction and were ultimately killed in December. Mozilla has since said that it would use parts of Firefox OS to build Internet of Things devices; that includes putting Firefox OS on TVs.

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