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Sep. 29, 2015 3:16 pm

Report: Amplify just laid off most of its workers

Bad news for Brooklyn's biggest tech firm.
Software testing with local students at Amplify’s Dumbo offices.

Software testing with local students at Amplify's Dumbo offices.

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Brooklyn’s largest tech company laid off two-thirds of its workers today, about 800 people, according to a report from the New York Observer.

The report is based off a tweet from and interview with one of Amplify’s workers. A call for confirmation was not returned to Technical.ly Brooklyn.

Amplify is an edtech startup owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. It produces software and hardware designed to make learning a more immersive and fun experience for students.

In April, Amplify was the subject of a scathing piece in Bloomberg, called “News Corp.’s $1 billion plan to overhaul education is riddled with failures.”

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