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More AV layoffs
Rumor is another 50%
x2r

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Msg#: 516 posted 2:16 am on Jan 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

"Elsewhere in Internet media mayhem, rumor has it that portal also-ran AltaVista will commence its third round of layoffs early next week, after the Martin Luther King holiday, with nearly half the company slated to
go. AltaVista would neither confirm nor deny the rumor."
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1015-205-4458960.html?tag=st.ne.1015.hdgrph.&tag=st.ne.1015.hdgrph.a
Anyone here from AV know what's going on?

 

rcjordan

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Msg#: 516 posted 5:41 am on Jan 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

>what's going on

I'm not on the inside, but Altavista just pulled their IPO (some said it would be the last time) and since venture firms like CMGI are primarily interested in taking a company public, this is a very serious situation.

My .02... look for AV to be sold off in the near future. I just hope Disney doesn't buy them.

JamesR

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 516 posted 5:45 pm on Jan 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

>I just hope Disney doesn't buy them.

I hope they do, I'm a high level Go Guide ;)

backus

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Msg#: 516 posted 3:17 pm on Jan 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

> I hope they do, I'm a high level Go Guide ;)

Are you? I'm a low-level Go Guide. Do you think you could help me with a few things?

rcjordan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rcjordan us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 516 posted 8:39 pm on Jan 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

AltaVista cuts 25 percent of work force [news.cnet.com]

msgraph

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Msg#: 516 posted 8:44 pm on Jan 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

I think someone needs to change the title of an earlier post:

Altavista taking over the world! [webmasterworld.com]

to

Altavista thought they had the world!

grnidone



 
Msg#: 516 posted 3:58 am on Jan 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

One to add to RC's post (different article of same thing, but more details)

[url= [wired.com...]

-G

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