Archiv für Juni, 2006

NCsoft Big Layoff

As the company continues to grow its live products and prepares its next set of major online game releases for later in 2006 and 2007, the company sees a slowdown in its launch pattern and the need to streamline its business.“ Says one NCsoft spokesman.

To streamline the business NCsoft has laid off 70 employees from the Austin-based organization this week. The company called this move „an immediate restructuring…that included the difficult task of reducing members of its workforce.“

Late yesterday, word circulated online that massively multiplayer online game publisher NCsoft had undergone a significant round of layoffs. This morning, the publisher acknowledged that pink slips were, in fact, handed out at the Austin-based organization this week.

The company said approximately 70 of its 300 employees had been terminated.

In a statement, the company called the move, which affects NCsoft?s Austin operation only, „an immediate restructuring …that included the difficult task of reducing members of its workforce.“

A spokesperson told GameSpot that none of the publisher?s development teams have been affected by the move, noting that the Tabula Rasa team is still in hiring mode.

From Gamespot [Editor:Alibaba] 06/24/2006 02:42:17


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New Flock Version

Flock 0.7.1 Released

If you’re using Flock already, you should have received the request to update to Flock 0.7.1 by now. The release is an incremental update that tightens up some inconsistencies that were causing issues in the photobar. If you’ve been having weird problems with using photos and logging into services, hopefully this should clear it up.

From the release notes:

  • Logging in to Flickr now works on Windows with avast! anti-virus software installed, and Flock should no longer be able to have duplicate photo favorites in the photobar.
  • Experimental ability to use FireFox extensions that have not yet been made Flock compatible has been added. There is now a warning that must be responded to before the extension install proceeds.

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Surf the web as it was

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine puts the history of the World Wide Web at your fingertips. The Archive contains over 100 terabytes and 10 billion web pages archived from 1996 to the present.

To start using the Wayback Machine to surf the web as it was, just type a URL (a web site address) into the box above, click the Take Me Back button, and start exploring the past.

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