Last.FM Hit By Layoffs In CBS Interactive Reorg
December 12, 2008 at 5:44 AM (PT)
CBS INTERACTIVE is cutting about 20% of the workforce at LONDON-based LAST.FM and merging the newsrooms of CBSNEWS.COM and its recently acquired CNET, resulting in an undisclosed number of layoffs, according to PAIDCONTENT.ORG and TECHCRUNCH. The CBSNEWS.COM and CNET.COM sites will maintain separate URLS and identities but will share content.
In addition, the company is moving the CHOW and URBANBABY sites to the Entertainment group of sites that include CBS.COM and TV.COM, and combining its Sports, Music, and Games sites into a single unit.
The moves follow the naming of CNET SVP MICKEY WILSON to replace CBS INTERACTIVE Chief Marketing Officer PATRICK KEANE earlier this week and last month's elimination of CNET's music website JUKE before its planned launch.