TLDR Editor’s Picks: The state of the tech economy, from Seattle to Wall Street and beyond

This week on TLDR, we’re looking back at some of the top stories of 2018 so far. Today: the ups and downs of the tech economy, including cutbacks by tech giants, a string of big IPOs, and the resurgence of an iconic gaming brand. Watch above.

Today’s featured stories

  • Amazon confirms job cuts at Seattle headquarters, hundreds of positions impacted
  • Microsoft makes a new round of layoffs across multiple business units
  • Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader just completed a $150M IPO: Here are the things he won’t be doing
  • Orange crush: Avalara’s colorful culture helps sales tax company go public after 14 years
  • DocuSign stock spikes as digital signature giant shines in first quarter as a public company
  • Nintendo’s profits soar by 500% thanks to massive success of Switch console

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