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Online community focuses on how organizations are working to either foster or
understand inter-community and
intra-community relations in the online sphere.
Women.com Cuts 85 Jobs, 25 Percent of Work Force
Internet company Women.com Networks Inc. (WOMN) on Wednesday said it
slashed 85 jobs, or about 25 percent of its work force, in an effort
to save money and stay on track to achieve profitability. In a
statement, Women.com Chief Executive Marleen McDaniel said the San
Mateo, Calif., company needs to ``remain nimble in a fluctuating
Women.com, which provides a variety of women-focused content and
shopping services, was founded in 1992 and is one of the older
Internet companies. Although it did not have to cut jobs until now,
it currently finds itself operating in one of the toughest segments
of the Internet business. As most Internet content sites struggle to
attract advertisers, specialized sites like Women.com have been hurt
by competition from other services like iVillage Inc. (IVIL) and
Oxygen Media. On Wednesday, Oxygen Media said it plans to cut 10
percent of its staff, Reuters (courtesy Internet Daily), December 6, 2000.
PlanetOut and Gay.com to Merge
The Internet's two biggest GLBT players are coming together
in a marriage that executives say will please investors and
PlanetOut Partners, PlanetOut, and Gay.com releases plus AP, Reuters,
PlanetOut, Bay Area Reporter, Salon.com, and Philadelphia Gay
reports, November 15-24, 2000
PlanetOut and Gay.com: Which Is the Leading LGBT Community Portal?
With both PlanetOut and Gay.com quoting Media Metrix data, it is difficult
to determine which company is really the leading online portal for the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Read
Gay.com's announcement of July 24, 2000, and
PlanetOut's announcement of August 23, 2000.
Bait & Switch: Online Partners
Profile of Online Partners CEO Lowell Selvin and a description
of the gay.com online portal for the lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender community,
Red Herring, July 2000.
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