“Wholly owned Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc., makers of database programs FileMaker and the now-defunct Bento, reportedly conducted a round of layoffs on Thursday as the company restructures and consolidates its workforce,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“People familiar with the situation told AppleInsider that FileMaker let go of approximately 20 employees Thursday night, including some company veterans with over 13 years of experience, in a bid to remain profitable amid slumping sales,” Campbell reports. “The reported shake up comes just days after FileMaker announced it would be discontinuing development of its database application Bento, an important consumer-facing title that boasted versions for the Mac, iPad and iPhone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Immediate good luck to the affected employees!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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FileMaker: Bento downloads top 250,000 mark – March 18, 2008
FileMaker previews ‘Bento’ personal database for Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard – November 13, 2007