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Cyanogen might shut down Seattle office

CyanogenMod logo, Cyanogen Inc. to close its Seattle office and lay off staff
Although this has not been confirmed yet, it seems like Cyanogen is currently planning to close its Seattle office by the end of the year, laying off some employees in the process as well.

Cyanogen has been around since 2010, but it seems that its future is not as bright as it looked to be a while ago. While downsizing does not necessarily mean a company is on its way to extinction, this is the most frequent outcome of such movements. In this case, rumors claim that Cyanogen's headquarters in Seattle will close by the end of the year.

Android Police writes that "According to sources both in and outside the company, Cyanogen Inc. is effectively ceasing to exist as it has for much of its short lifetime as of today, with a renewed round of layoffs and an internal announcement at the company that its Seattle headquarters will close by the end of the year."

The sources mentioned above also revealed that Cyanogen's cofounder Steve Kondik has an uncertain future, after being removed from the board last month. His current position is "Chief Science Officer" and the only obvious part is that his influence in the company's high-level decisions has been reduced. 

The company will keep its Palo Alto office, and some of its Seattle employees will be relocated. We will get back to this story as soon as an official statement comes out.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-30 (Update: 2016-11-30)