Yahoo to shut Dubai office

Wednesday 16 December 2015 | 15:26 CET | News
Yahoo Middle East has announced plans to close its Dubai office in 2016, putting up to 50 jobs at risk. The US internet giant will close its Internet City-based office by April 2016 in an attempt to streamline its multinational operations, Gulf Business reported. Yahoo opened the office in 2009 when it acquired Maktoob.com, which was then the region's biggest social network with 19 million users. In January, around 50 people were made redundant after Yahoo announced its plans to cut the UAE team by half. Following these cuts the company said it was "adamant'"the Dubai office would remain

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Alibaba / Yahoo
Countries: United Arab Emirates
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