Rdio, the streaming music service which shares founders with Skype, has gone forward with a round of layoffs today. Specific numbers weren't released, but an earlier report from TechCrunch reported the layoffs to number 35.
"Rdio confirms making workforce reductions yesterday to improve its cost structure and ensure a scalable business model for the long-term," Nada Antoun, director of Global Public Relations at Rdio, said in a statement.
Rdio doesn't release subscriber numbers as Spotify regularly does, but is believed to be lagging behind the Swedish steaming service which, at last announcement, has over 6 million customers. Deezer, considered the strongest competitor to Spotify with a rapidly-expanding base of 5 million subscribers, is set to launch in the U.S. next year after securing a telco partnership. As well, Beats' anticipated streaming service Daisy is also expected to launch in 2014, crowding the music streaming marketplace ever further.