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Mobile Minutes: Twitter layoffs; Snapchat content retreat; Starbucks delivers to Empire State; Dell buys EMC

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October 14, 2015

26926Twitter layoffs: social network slashing 8 percent of workforce
Twitter’s nest is getting a bit smaller. The social-media company is planning to lay off up to 8 percent of its employees, with the deepest job cuts in the product and engineering teams. Read more on NBC News.

Snapchat is rethinking making its own original content and reportedly laying off the team responsible for it
Popular photo messaging app Snapchat may be having a change of heart about its foray into original content announced back in January, with a report via Deadline late Monday that it’s shuttering Snap Channel and laying off a number of employees — including its head of program planning and development, Marcus Wiley. Read more on Business Insider.

Starbucks launches delivery service pilot at Empire State Building
Starbucks announced on Tuesday that it has launched the company’s much-anticipated delivery service pilot program at the Empire State Building in New York. Read more on USA Today.

Boston was all but frozen on Feb. 4, as the city grappled with another day locked in winter’s grip. Yet at the city’s Logan International Airport, EMC’s longtime chairman and chief executive, Joseph M. Tucci, and a top lieutenant quietly met with a co-owner of Dell to discuss what eight months later would become the biggest takeover ever of a technology company. Read more on the New York Times
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