My colleague Alex Heath confirmed that Meta has pulled the plug on its Portal smart displays and two unreleased smartwatches. This comes as the company reduces 11,000 jobs, many of them in the tech divisions. Reuters reported that Meta planned to kill off Portal and smartwatches earlier today, citing Meta execs. We also heard the same from other sources so we can confirm the news. According to our sources, Meta is also cutting 11,000 jobs, including many in tech divisions. Meta didn’t respond to a request for comment.Nearly half (46 percent) of Meta’s 11,000 layoffs were in tech, according to Reuters, citing the execs who spoke at that town hall meeting. It’s not clear how many of those were in hardware divisions specifically. Meta’s not done making hardware, but most of its other hardware projects are in service of its AR and VR ambitions, including headsets like the Meta Quest Pro we just reviewed today.

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