Apparently, Meebo's New York Office Is Undergoing Mass Layoffs Surrounding The Google Acquisition

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When we wrote about Meebo getting acquired for $100 million, we received a tip from a commenter:

“Funny they fired 90% of the New York office today just before this was announced,” this person said.

Then TechCrunch confirmed layoffs in Meebo’s sales and marketing departments.

BetaBeat reports more details:

“There will be interviews tomorrow to determine the fate of the sales and marketing teams, but that it’s not looking good and most people are expecting to be laid off.”

The layoffs suggest Google either wasn’t interested in Meebo’s advertising product for site publishers—the Meebo Bar—or felt it could handle sales and partnerships on its own.

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