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Old 09-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineers"

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/08/beatport-layoffs/

Merry X-mas and all that yo.

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

I've got homies who worked in the Denver office. "Worked" past-tense being the operative word.

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Old 09-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

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I've got homies who worked in the Denver office. "Worked" past-tense being the operative word.
3 weeks before xmas = sfx is full of douchebags.

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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

soon as it sold i figured it was going to be bad news for a lot of people.

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

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SFX, the dance music juggernaut that acquired Beatport in February, is axing teams that weren’t making money.
They only gave them 10 months.

Here today gone tomorrow, just like the music. That's what happens though when you don't care about the product you're selling and only the revenue.

I feel sorry for the next team of monkeys they bring in too.

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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

Ha, that would've been a neat headline if they didn't send someone out to fire the SF crew:

"Beatport Burns to Ground After Xmas Layoffs"

Poor Beatport
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #7
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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

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Ha, that would've been a neat headline if they didn't send someone out to fire the SF crew:

"Beatport Burns to Ground After Xmas Layoffs"

Poor Beatport
fuck beatport.
poor engineers.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

That's what I was saying... Poor Beatport as in they got bought out and people got fired.

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Old 10-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #9
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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

Meh, a 10 year severance package would be pretty good, should easily keep you going until spring, might actually be nice to have some holidays during er...the holidays.
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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

What a bunch of asshats! Just glad I only ever bought one song or so on that piece of shit site... That's probably even too much moneay spent on them :-/

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Re: Merry X-mas Guize: "Beatport “Bloodbath” As Dance Music Startup Lays Off Engineer

Eh, am I the only one who's feeling totally indifferent? It's a bit dickish to fire people before Christmas, but honestly..? Did anyone expect them not to fire anyone? Aaaanyone..?

Rather than complaining they got fired before Christmas, they should be happy they managed to keep their jobs this long.

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