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The Reg cuts a Third of it Staff

Ahh! one of my all time fav IT Tongue in cheek news reporting sites took a blow this week when it had to lay of a third of it's staff. Many Neowin readers will know that we use The Reg frequently because of its more favorable down to earth manner of reporting, we at Neowin sincerly wish the best for The Reg at this difficult time on the web and hope they can get over this setback to continue what they do best. - ED

Seen at WinOSCentral who appear to be back after some downtime!

The Register, the irreverent news website that has entertained the information technology industry for the past five years, has been hit by the downturn in the industry it chronicles.

The site has been forced to lay off more than a third of its editorial staff in an effort to stay afloat, as the sector continues to be one of the hardest hit by the economic downturn.

Four reporters have been made redundant from the site, which provides an unusual mixture of news and gossip, as it battles to avoid having to put up the for sale signs.

The privately owned service is extremely popular, taking around 30% of traffic in the IT sector according to online measurement company Hitwise, and beating services backed by major publishers such as ZDNet, VNU Net and Silicon.com

News source: Media Guardian

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