Feeds

We Asked Jeeves why it sacked 180 people

Not the answer we wanted

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Ask Jeeves said yesterday that it would shed 25 per cent of its workforce - around 180 jobs - as part of a restructuring plan that would save it $45 million. The company is expected to take a charge of between $10 million and $12 million for the reshuffle.

Interestingly enough, if you go to the AskJeeves site and ask Jeeves why it laid off 180 people, it offers advice on how to legally fire an employee... which is nice.



New York-based Web consultancy Razorfish has unnerved analysts by forecasting a loss for the fourth quarter. The company now expects revenues of $50 million, down from previous estimates of $82 million. The warning was issued after trading stopped yesterday.




AIM-listed e-district.net plc said today that its results for the year ending 31 December 2000 are expected to be in line with market expectations. The figures have been driven by an increased demand for advertising sales during the pre-Christmas period.




The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has slammed online share trading sites for confusing punters with complex fee systems. The watchdog made its remarks after research from Ecom revealed online fees can knock off up to ten per cent from the value of investments over a year. It said sites needed to make the charging systems more transparent. ®



They said it couldn't be done. Cash Reg proves they were wrong

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group
ALEC will have to do without Redmond, it seems
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?