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Cyanogen Inc. reportedly laying off more workers and closing Seattle office
The already troubled Cyanogen Inc. may be dealing with even more problems today. A new report claims that the company has laid off more of its workforce and also plans to shut down its Seattle, Washington office by the end of 2016.
The report, which cites unnamed sources, claims that the future of the company’s co-founder, Steve Kondik, is currently unknown. In October, Cyanogen confirmed that CEO Kirt McMaster was moving to the Executive Chairman role, and that Lior Tal would be the new CEO. At the time, Tal stated that the company was changing its focus to create a “new Cyanogen Modular OS program” rather than selling its own custom OS. Kondik also got a new title, Chief Science Officer, during this transition.
This report didn’t have any details on how many people will be affected by these layoffs, although it did say that some of the Seattle team members will be offered jobs at Cyanogen’s Palo Alto, California location. Hopefully we will get some official word on the company’s plans in the near future, but at the moment it appears that there will be more pain before things finally settle at Cyanogen.