Layoffs

OneRiot Reorganizes to Focus on Real-time Ads

OneRiot laid off seven employees Friday, dropping it to a total of 23 with the intent of sharpening its focus on building a real-time ad network. The Boulder-based company elevated president Tobias Peggs to the role of CEO, and moved him from San Francisco to Colorado.

Reports: 800 More Job Cuts at Microsoft

Microsoft (s msft) officials have confirmed that the company is making another round of job cuts today, according to reports from TechFlash…

Yahoo Plans More Layoffs; HotJobs On The Block

Yahoo is planning its third major round of job cuts in 14 months. The New York Times reports that the company could lay off “several hundred…

Chicago Tribune Cutting Newsroom 20 Percent

The bleeding isn’t stopping at the Chicago Tribune, as Crains Chicago Business reports that (via E&P) the paper told employees last week tha…

Google To Cut 200 Jobs In Sales And Marketing

Google said Thursday it would cut about 200 jobs in sales and marketing, in the third set of layoffs in three months for the company. In a p…

Vodafone UK Confirms Cuts; 500 Jobs Axed

Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) confirmed today that it will cull 500 job from its UK operations, a move that represent around 5 percent of its UK sta…

Report: Editorial Cuts Coming at the WSJ

That’s according to Jeff Bercovici, reporting on Portfolio.com: the until-now relatively insulated Wall Street Journal newsroom may be in fo…

Marchex Cuts Staff, Shuffles Exec Posts

Local online media and ad firm Marchex is shedding 15 jobs — about 4 percent of it workforce — as it completes a company-wide reorg. The S…

Sprint Nextel Eliminating 8,000 Workers

Sprint Nextel is shedding 8,000 jobs in the next three months as the struggling wireless and wireline carrier tries to weather the recessio…

Eidos Shuts Mobile Gaming Studio, Lays Off 14

UK company developer Eidos is laying off 14 people and shuttering its mobile games studio in Manchester almost two years after spending £7.…

Layoffs Roundup: Warner Bros.; EA; Mzinga

— Warner Bros.: Time Warner’s Warner Bros. Entertainment is slated to lay off 10 percent of its staff worldwide — or about 800 jobs — ac…

Motorola To Axe Another 4,000 Jobs

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announced today that is shedding another 4,000 jobs on top of the 3,000 announced last quarter, and reported preliminar…

Motorola Discloses Another 400 Job Cuts

In addition to the1,500 job cuts already disclosed, Motorola (NYSE: MOT) said today that it was cutting another 400 employees across the boa…

Crain Communications Cuts 50 Editorial Posts

Yesterday we reported that B2B publisher Crain Communications was closing its print magazine Financial Week and chose to go online only with…

Digitas Reorg Results In Over 70 Layoffs

Publicis Groupe’s Digitas is reorganizing its U.S. group and has decided to shed about 70 jobs in the process, including 25 in New York, SAI…

Recruitment Site CareerBuilder Lays Off 300

A bit ironic, but certainly not unexpected… Help-wanteds site CareerBuilder has cut 300 jobs — its own — mostly in its small business un…

Yahoo Layoffs To Start Tomorrow

So say a number of reports: this is the 1500 job cuts announced in October, and even though the situation has worsened since then, no major…

Real Jobs Gone

Okay, I was trying to be clever there, but it seems Real Networks (s RNWK) has joined a long list of companies…

NBCU Layoffs Target 30 in Ad Sales

The weakening ad market has NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) taking the cleaver to 30 ad sales positions, AdAge reports, citing unidentified sources…

Viacom to Lay Off 850

In an effort to cut costs, Viacom (S VIA) announced today that it will be restructuring its organization, resulting in layoffs of 7 percent, or 850 positions that will be implemented across all divisions of the company, as well as suspending pay increases for senior management in 2009.

Current Media Lays Off 60

Current Media, the social media cable channel, made layoffs today, cutting 30 employees and moving 30 more employees to new positions, ending…

More Layoffs: 60Frames Drops 40%

Online video studio 60Frames has laid off six of its 14 employees, as was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter today. We were able to confirm the report, though the company declined comment.

Break Lays Off 11

Break.com has laid off 11 employees, CEO Keith Richman told CNET today. The company now has 80 people and says it plans to replace those 11 people with workers “with different skill sets.” Cuts came from most divisions within the company.

After Cutting 10% of Its Workforce, eBay Goes Shopping

eBay, a San Jose, Calif,-based company today announced that it was cutting 10% of its workforce, about 1,000 jobs in addition to getting rid of several hundred temps. These cuts will cost them between $70-to-$80 million. It bought two companies for $1.2 billion.