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This comes fresh on the heals of a eWeek article [story.news.yahoo.com] detailing that:
Neither Sprinks nor Inktomi Corp. is planning to renew their agreements with LookSmart to use its search listings...
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 11:13 pm (utc) on Dec. 14, 2003]
Someone else will move in and take the ground where LookSmart once stood. Oh well, I'll just have to wave goodbye to my $1,000 of listings. They worked for me too, loads of MSN traffic. :-(
HQ in Frisco. Anyone laid off in Frisco is going to have a hard time finding another job. It's a B2M scenario.
They won't get any sympathy from most people in the circles I run in- the hard feelings toward dot-commers is still palpable and many folks will be relieved to see them high-tail it back to the little cities they came from.
But I still hope Zeal finds a way to survive this mess.
The shareholders should have jumped ship in Jan 2000 or before when the stock price went OTT. The employees should have been looking for a lifeboat the day L$ announced they were converting the directory listings to PPC.
It is never nice to see people made unemployed, but it wasn't exactly unexpected. I wonder if the remainder will have the good sense to get out ASAP?
You can never really separate the company from the remaining employees. I'm certain a large number of L$ employees realized they were shafting their customers, just like a large number of employees in other companies knew that they weren't doing the right things before they went belly up.
If you believe your employer is up to no good you should get out then and there......otherwise you have to be partially guilty by association / complacency.
HQ in Frisco. Anyone laid off in Frisco is going to have a hard time finding another job.
Actually, they're in San Francisco. I'm in Frisco, which is the second fastest growing city in the country, and jobs galore. It's a suburb of Dallas.
Unless you're talking Frisco, Colorado, up in Summit County, or Frisco, North Carolina in the Outer Banks....
The name originally given to the city by the Spaniards was Yerba Buena (Good Herb).
Interestingly, the "real name" for Santa Fe (in New Mexico) is actually "Santa Fe de San Francisco."
The naming of both cities likely had something to do with the Franciscan Friars who set up missions throughout California and New Mexico.
I'm in San Francisco, myself.