Tech companies closing up shop, or at least some of their offices, likely isn't much of a shock to anyone in this day and age as it might seem like a more common occurrence given the state of competitiveness that goes on. On that note, it seems that Cyanogen Inc. may soon be looking to close up its Seattle-based offices in the near future, as a new rumor which has just recently surfaced this afternoon suggests that the company aims to do so before the end of the year, and that it will likely be happening sometime in December.
While the closing of the Seattle-based headquarters certainly seems to signify more major changes for the company, it's not the only detail that's reportedly happening which points to even tougher times ahead. According to the same rumor, in addition to shutting down the Seattle HQ, Cyanogen Inc. is also looking at laying off more employees, although it wasn't mentioned how many this new round of layoffs might include. Not all the layoffs were from Cyanogen's Seattle office as as there were some layoffs which had recently happened within Cyanogen Inc.'s Palo Alto location, two in total.
The interesting bit is that Cyanogen is also said to have given some of their employees that were let go from the Seattle office an opportunity to move over to the Palo Alto office, which would suggest that the company may not be closing entirely, and may instead simply be shifting things on a fairly grand scale by moving offices and looking to change up the staff. Amidst all the layoffs and the Seattle office closure it's also rumored that Steve Kondik's position at Cyanogen Inc. may be in trouble, although this particular detail was not elaborated on for the time being, and there has been no confirmation from Cyanogen Inc. at this time on this matter either. Details about the potential upcoming closure of the office in Seattle as well as a new wave of layoffs reportedly came through as an internal announcement at Cyanogen Inc. As is probably suspected, this would have no affect on the progress of CyanogenMod, which is community driven.