RealNetworks cuts another 22 jobs in effort to focus business

RealNetworks has cut another 22 jobs, shaving its workforce in an ongoing effort to focus its business. The layoffs were made last week, including some at the company’s Seattle headquarters, a company spokesperson confirmed to GeekWire. RealNetworks isn’t providing specifics about the types of positions that were cut, but says it’s working to identify other… Read More


Struggling Motricity restructures operations, pulls the plug in Asia

Motricity, the struggling Bellevue maker of mobile software, has restructured its business and decided to close down its operations in Asia. Interim CEO Jim Smith said the moves will “lay the foundation for long-term success and reignite growth.” Motricity has taken it on the chin in recent months, losing key contracts, axing top executives and… Read More


Memory Lane, formerly, cuts staff

Memory Lane, the Seattle social networking site formerly known as, has cut an unknown number of jobs at its operations in Seattle. A spokesman for United Online — the parent company of Memory Lane — declined to comment. The buzz emanating from the social networking company indicates that staffers recently lost jobs across multiple… Read More


Warner Brothers cuts staff at Seattle-area gaming studios

Warner Brothers Games has cut staffing at game studios throughout the Seattle area, according to a report on Joystiq. The cuts occurred as a result of “continual review of our business operations and fluctuating market conditions,” a spokesperson tells Joystiq. Reports surfaced last week that about 60 people were losing their jobs in the Warner… Read More


Dendreon cuts 500 jobs, sheds a quarter of its workforce

Slower-than-expected uptake of its Provenge prostate cancer drug forced Seattle biotech company Dendreon to announce 500 job cuts this afternoon, following through on a restructuring plan announced a month ago. The company had employed more than 1,900 people as of the end of June, about 1,200 of them in its manufacturing operations. Dendron also said… Read More


Executive purge continues at struggling Motricity

During its second quarter financial statement last week, Bellevue’s Motricity hinted at upcoming changes and cost-cutting measures in response to an awful quarter. And today the money-losing maker of mobile software announced more changes in the executive offices, terminating the employment of the company’s chief development officer James Ryan; senior vice president and general counsel… Read More


Sony Online to shut doors on Bellevue game studio

Sony Online Entertainment is closing down game studios in Bellevue, Denver and Tucson, Arizona, a move which will eliminate 205 jobs. The company also said that it would discontinue development on “The Agency,” an online spy game which had been highly touted. It is unclear how many people will lose their jobs in Seattle. The… Read More


Cray on recent layoffs: ‘A very difficult decision’

Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. has eliminated 52 positions as the Seattle company undergoes a restructuring, one that will allow it to invest more in software engineering, customer support and other strategic areas. “Our goal is to improve the competitive position of the company,” said Cray spokesman Nick Davis. The company employed 885 people at the… Read More