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Amazon layoffs begin, Ticketmaster can’t handle Taylor Swift, and much of Twitter HQ quits  

By Editor - Sat Nov 19, 2:02 pm

Hello again! Time for another edition of Week in Review , the newsletter where we recap the week’s most read TechCrunch stories in one quick and easy-to-skim blast. Get it in your inbox every Saturday AM by signing up here . (There won’t be a newsletter next Saturday because I’ll be off being thankful/eating leftovers/being thankful for leftovers, but we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming the weekend after.) If you read last week’s edition, you’ll notice some echoes here: more layoffs, more FTX drama, and more absurdity at Elon’s Twitter. Let’s dive in! — Greg most read Mass resignations at Twitter : After laying off thousands of Twitter employees over the past few weeks, Elon presented something of an ultimatum to those remaining: commit to being “extremely hardcore” as “part of the new Twitter” or leave with three months severance…and, well, a lot of people took door number 2. It’s unclear at this point (even to Twitter, it seems) how many declined the ultimatum, but all indications are that it was hundreds/thousands. SBF DMs : For some reason the founder of FTX — the once massive crypto exchange that imploded last week — decided to have an impromptu interview with a Vox reporter by way of DM. Seemingly without any agreement that any of it was off the record, said DMs were, of course, quickly published

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Amazon layoffs begin, Ticketmaster can’t handle Taylor Swift, and much of Twitter HQ quits

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