http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/23/20959.html [Who wants to help me buy ZDNet UK? With any luck maybe I could buy the whole show for $1 :) -WK] By Kieren McCarthy Posted: 10/08/2001 at 16:53 GMT Staff at ZDNet were told this morning that 12 people were to be made redundant. One of them is believed to be ZDNet UK's editorial director Tony Westbrook. Most of the remainder came from GameSpot - understandable considering the state of the online games market at the moment. More redundancies are expected to follow. More significant than this, however, the whole of ZDNet UK is believed to be up for sale. Last year, CNet bought ZDNet. Soon after it started making job cuts. The cuts have so far been centred on the US, but it looks as though the axe is beginning to fall elsewhere. As one clear indication of CNet's future intentions, this week it launched a UK version of its news.com site at http://uk.news.com. The news site follows the same design as parent news.com site but runs exactly the same stories in the same order with the same headlines and graphics as the ZDNet UK news site. News staff at ZDNet were in a meeting all morning, as indicated by the complete absence of UK-written stories. Instead, Reuters, ZDNet US and CNet US made up the content. CNet is thought to be looking for buyers for the ZDNet brand and the current favourite is Terra Lycos, although who knows what company may come out the shadows. ZDNet has failed to return calls regarding the situation. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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