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August 03, 2016

Unfunny Website "Funny or Die" Finally Gets An Answer: Die

Laying off "dozens" of staffers, which is always a sign of great corporate health.

Comedy website Funny or Die is cutting approximately 37 staffers and closing their San Mateo, Calif., office, a company spokesperson said Tuesday.

The company is losing about 30 percent of its staff, leaving 95 employees. The cuts are across the board but focus mostly on engineers working in app development. No senior level executives were a part of the cuts.

Meanwhile, Twitter's VP for Communications is out after just six months.

Gee, for a social media platform, they sure are having a hard time communicating with the public!

Kerrisís departure, which was first reported by BuzzFeed, is not great news for Twitter investors. The company has spent the past year-plus fighting the notion that it canít control its own narrative, a factor that some believe to be responsible for its slumping stock price. Kerris, a longtime Apple veteran, was brought in to try and do just that under new/old CEO Jack Dorsey, who booted former comms VP Gabriel Stricker shortly after his return last summer.

Itís unclear where Kerris will head next ó she was ultimately a poor fit for Twitter, and her style was vastly different from Strickerís (probably by design). A few other members of Twitterís relatively tiny comms team have also left since her arrival.


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