Mozilla Firefox lays off 250 workers, shuts Taiwan operations


New Delhi, August 12

Popular browser Mozilla Firefox has introduced to put off 250 workers and shut its operations in Taiwan.

The Mountain View (California)-based firm mentioned that going ahead, it is going to be smaller.

“This is a time of change for the internet and for Mozilla. Today, we announced a significant restructuring of Mozilla Corporation. This will strengthen our ability to build and invest in products and services that will give people alternatives to conventional Big Tech,” Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

“Sadly, the changes also include a significant reduction in our workforce by approximately 250 people. These are individuals of exceptional professional and personal caliber who have made outstanding contributions to who we are today,” he added.

According to media studies, the corporate laid off almost 70 folks in January which have been pre-Covid occasions.

The CEO acknowledged that the financial circumstances ensuing from the worldwide pandemic have considerably impacted its income.

Baker mentioned these shedding their jobs will get severance pay.

Mozilla is the maker of open supply browser Firefox.

In October 2018, Mozilla began testing a VPN subscription service that was made obtainable to solely a small group of customers who have been allowed to subscribe by Firefox, paying $10 monthly for entry to ProtonVPN.

“Mozilla is a technical powerhouse of the Internet activist movement. And we must stay that way. We must provide leadership, test out products, and draw businesses into areas that aren’t traditional web technology,” Baker mentioned.

“The Internet is the platform now with ubiquitous web technologies built into it, but vast new areas are developing (like Wasmtime and the Bytecode Alliance vision of nanoprocesses)”. –IANS



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