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Digital marketing firm AudienceScience trims staff

AudienceScience is cutting staff again. The Bellevue digital marketing company, formerly known as Revenue Science and digiMine, has laid off employees. “AudienceScience had a small strategic layoff to further align employee skillsets with its enterprise technology offering,” the company said in a statement. The company declined to say how many people were let go, though… Read More

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Report: Boeing to cut 1,500 IT workers in Seattle area

The market for information technology professionals is red hot in some aspects of the Seattle technology industry, with companies like Tableau, Zillow and Amazon.com not able to hire fast enough. But it is a different story at Boeing. The aerospace giant is expected to cut 1,500 IT workers over the next three years, about a… Read More

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Is this the end of the road for Ignition-backed Ratify?

Bellevue-based Ratify, a stealthy startup that was developing a data analytics platform to better understand network information, notified employees this week that it is ceasing operations, according to a source who was familiar with the changes. It’s unclear why the company pulled the plug, or what’s next for the Ratify technology. However, the company’s Web… Read More

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Mobile analytics startup Medio trims staff in ‘realignment’

Medio laid off a number of employees in engineering, network operations and testing this week as the Seattle mobile analytics startup undergoes what CEO Robert Lilleness describes as a “realignment.” The news comes just a few days after Medio co-founder David Bluhm returned to the company as chief marketing officer, one of several new executive… Read More

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Layoffs hit Memory Lane, operator of Classmates.com

Memory Lane, the social networking site that operates Classmates.com, has laid off staffers at its offices in the Seattle area, sources tell GeekWire. We’ve reached out to Memory Lane’s parent company, United Online, for comment and we will update this post as we learn more. We’re hearing that positions were eliminated in a number of… Read More

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Seeking a new combination, social commerce startup Lockerz confirms cutbacks

Lockerz, the heavily-funded social commerce startup, has reportedly laid off a chunk of its staff and closed down an office in San Diego. TechCrunch reports that about 30 percent of the staff at the headquarters in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood lost their jobs in the restructuring, including chief product officer Michael Walton. We’ve reached out… Read More

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LivingSocial cuts 400 staffers, Seattle office takes a hit

LivingSocial, the Washington D.C.-based daily deals site, has laid off 400 staffers as it aims to turn a profit, a spokesperson tells All Things D. That amounts to a 10 percent cutback, leaving the company with about 4,100 employees. Backed by Amazon.com, LivingSocial operates a branch office in Seattle, which we’ve heard was impacted in… Read More

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Poor earnings leads to Glu layoffs at Kirkland studio

A lowered fourth quarter guidance has sent the stock of San Francisco-based game publisher Glu south and resulted in layoffs at its Kirkland office. On the company’s Nov. 2 conference call, Glu announced that it would hold total R&D investment flat between 2012 and 2013. As a result, the company restructured and the president of… Read More

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CityGrid Media cuts staff, but Urbanspoon keeps growing

CityGrid Media, the parent company of Urbanspoon, Insider Pages, Buzz Labs and Citysearch, announced today that it is cutting 15 percent of its staff in a shift of advertising models from cost-per-click to cost-per-acquisition, reports TechCrunch. The move comes six months after SeamlessWeb co-founder Jason Finger was appointed CEO. TechCrunch notes that the layoffs are… Read More

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Paul Allen-backed news aggregator Evri calls it quits

Evri has met the end of the road. The Seattle startup, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has decided to wind down its commercial offerings, focusing now on R&D efforts, GeekWire has learned. “Evri has made the decision to change course and look for other applications of its patented semantic technologies,” said former CEO Will… Read More

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Social media agency Spring Creek Group cuts staff

Nearly a year after it was acquired by Interpublic Group’s Mediabrands unit, Seattle social media agency Spring Creek Group has laid off a significant number of employees. We’ve reached out to the company to get more details on the restructuring, and we’ll update the post as we learn more. We’ve heard up to 40 percent of… Read More

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PopCap pulls plug on Dublin office, cutting 96 jobs

PopCap Games is cutting back even further, announcing today that it closed its offices in Dublin, Ireland. Ninety-six employees are losing their jobs as a result of the closure, which should not come as a surprise. At the time of last month’s announcement, the maker of Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled said it was considering shutting down the Ireland… Read More

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Data I/O reduces staff

Data I/O, a 40-year-old Redmond company that makes device programming and IP management technologies for the wireless, consumer electronics and automotive industries, announced today that it is undergoing a restructuring in which employees and contractors are losing their jobs. The company didn’t say how many people are affected in the restructuring, which is expected to reduce quarterly… Read More

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RealNetworks to run divisions as standalone units in possible prelude to bigger moves

RealNetworks plans to start running three of its divisions as standalone business units, saying it wants to make them more accountable for their own financial and operational performance. The company’s RealPlayer, Software as a Service and Games units will become more autonomous as a result of the changes. RealNetworks declined to comment beyond a regulatory… Read More

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Online game maker En Masse Entertaiment cuts staff

En Masse Entertainment, which is developing the online game TERA, has cut staff at its operations in Seattle, according to a report by gaming industry news site Joystiq. Originally launched in Korea, TERA debuted in North America in May. “Today, we had to let go of some of the great talent at En Masse Entertainment,”… Read More

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Bellevue data recovery startup Doyenz cuts staff

Bellevue-based Doyenz,  which sells a disaster recovery cloud-based service to small and medium-sized businesses, has laid off a number of staffers, GeekWire has learned. “We had to reduce staff and to align with our business priorities, and we still have a substantial though smaller team that will continue to provide services to our substantial customer base,”… Read More

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Microsoft cuts jobs in advertising and marketing

Microsoft this morning confirmed that it has made additional job cuts in advertising and marketing. A Microsoft spokesman says in an email, “I can confirm that there were job eliminations today at Microsoft. Like any company, Microsoft continually evaluates its operations and works to align the business to key priorities. I can assure you we’re… Read More

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Nokia plans 10k job cuts, 3 top execs depart in shakeup

Nokia this morning announced a major shakeup, acknowledging that “competitive industry dynamics” in the smartphone market are hurting its business more than previously expected. The company scaled back its financial forecasts, announced the departure of three top executives, and said it plans to reduce its workforce by up to 10,000 people, or 8 percent, by the end… Read More