The layoffs came about a month after AOL agreed to buy the Huffington Post for $315 million. Now it seems to be revamping its editorial strategy with Arianna Huffington taking the lead on that front. (We'll see how Patch, AOL hyperlocal journalism venture fares in the HuffPost merger.)
The good news is that the bullet this time around didn't hit Advertising.com in Baltimore. Little more than a year ago, Advertising.com, one of the largest ad networks on the Web, went through a tough round of cuts, where actually more people left (around 50) through voluntary buyouts than the company had intended to lose.
Nowadays, Advertising.com is actually hiring, according to a tweet I received yesterday from the company.Here's a list of AOL/Advertising.com job openings in Baltimore.