Google Sacks Hundreds of Employees, Fires Fitbit Co-founders James Park and Eric Friedman

Google Sacks A whole bunch of Workers, Fires Fitbit Co-founders James Park and Eric Friedman

Google purchased well being and health monitoring firm Fitbit for $2.1 billion in 2021 however has continued to roll out new variations of its Pixel Watch, a product that competes with a few of Fitbit’s gadgets and likewise the Apple Watch.

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Google Information: American know-how big Google on Wednesday stated that the corporate is shedding a whole bunch of workers throughout a number of groups, with Fitbit co-founders James Park and Eric Friedman additionally leaving the corporate. Google stated it would lay off a whole bunch at its Voice Assistant unit, whereas a couple of hundred roles are being eradicated within the {hardware} group liable for Pixel, Nest and Fitbit, with the vast majority of individuals within the augmented actuality (AR) group being let go. A whole bunch of roles within the search big’s central engineering group are additionally being impacted, the corporate stated.

Google purchased well being and health monitoring firm Fitbit for $2.1 billion in 2021 however has continued to roll out new variations of its Pixel Watch, a product that competes with a few of Fitbit’s gadgets and likewise the Apple Watch.

“All through second-half of 2023, various our groups made adjustments to change into extra environment friendly and work higher, and to align their sources to their largest product priorities. Some groups are persevering with to make these sorts of organizational adjustments, which embody some position eliminations globally,” a spokesperson for Google advised Reuters in a press release.

The spokesperson didn’t specify the variety of roles being impacted. It isn’t instantly clear how many individuals are a part of the Google Assistant software program and different groups.

The reorganization of sure groups comes at a time when firms like Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Google are betting on the rising adoption of generative synthetic intelligence (AI) know-how following the success of OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Final yr, Google introduced plans so as to add generative AI capabilities to its digital assistant. AI would enable the assistant to do issues like assist individuals plan a visit or make amends for emails after which ask follow-up questions.

In January 2023, Alphabet introduced plans to chop 12,000 jobs, equal to six% of its international workforce.

(With Inputs From Reuters)



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