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A new round of layoffs has hit Google, with cuts to teams across Google Assistant, augmented reality, and central engineering.

Fitbit, which Google acquired in 2021, was among the teams impacted by the latest cuts.

Fitbit founders James Park and Eric Friedman, who joined Google as part of the acquisition, announced Wednesday that they would be leaving the company — but several other senior employees are also out, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Hardware engineering director Mark Martinez and senior director Tim Johnson both announced they are departing the company. Jonathan Oakes, a longtime Fitbit product VP, is also leaving, as is Mark Silverio, Fitbit’s VP of business strategy. It’s unclear if these departures were voluntary.

“It’s the biggest blow to us so far,” said one Fitbit employee, who asked to remain anonymous because they were not permitted to talk to the media. “Many old time Fitbit …

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