Update: Also gone is Kourosh Karimkhany, the VP of corp dev at CondeNet. He was responsible for some of the acquisitions the company had done over the last two years, including Reddit, ArsTechnica and Wired.com. Since CondeNast is not doing any more online acquisitions anytime soon, no need for a digital dealmaker, the thinking goes.
Original post: About two weeks after its print sibling warned of impending layoffs, CondéNet told staffers today that it too will start slashing jobs “across the board,” MediaMemo reported. Earlier, SAI reported that Condé Nast’s Wired would be shedding seven staffers and “many more” freelancers. After that, News.com reported that Wired.com trimmed its 28-person staff by three positions, with an unspecified number of outside employees let go as well. In late October, Condé Nast said it planned to slice budgets company-wide by 5 percent, including scaling back the number of Portfolio and Men