Jimmy Wales has been in the news a lot this year. There was the breakup e-mail from his ex-girlfriend, circulated 'round the Internet. The allegations that he wrote glowing entries on Wikipedia for companies that donated to the organization. And now, Valleywag reports that Wikia, the for-profit company Wales founded to be a more in-depth Wikipedia, with ads, has laid off a chunk of its staff.
While Valleywag puts the number at 30%, a statement from Wikia says that "as part of a reorganization, Wikia recently let go less than 10% of its salaried employees and is actively hiring in sales and marketing. Details on the open positions can be found at www.wikia.com." The site's hiring page lists vacancies for a marketing manager, advertising sales representatives and a gaming intern.