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Demand Studios About to Close – But Will it Reopen?

Today is the day everyone!

If you didn’t hear the news, at 5PM PST, Demand Studios will shut its virtual doors:

Hello everyone,

We recently announced that the Studio would be on vacation while we celebrate the December holidays. We wanted to share some additional details to help everyone plan accordingly.

The Studio site will be unavailable starting Wednesday, December 18 at 5PM PT, through Thursday, January 2 at 8AM PT. During this time, you will not be able to log in to the Studio system.

However, not to worry, as usual the DMS forums are full of helpful tips for getting through this difficult time:

Seven days […]

Even Variety Says that Demand Studios Sucks

See! It’s not just us. Even Variety is joining in.

From yesterday’s issue:

Just look at Demand Media, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based firm some thought would revolutionize content production. Not long after the company went public in January 2011, its market capitalization soared to more than $2 billion, sending the then-5-year-old firm’s value briefly past that of the New York Times Co.

Compare those heights with where Demand finds itself today, having plummeted to roughly a quarter of its peak value. Revenues for the most recent quarter were down year-over-year for the first time since that IPO. Co-founder Richard Rosenblatt is no longer CEO […]

Holiday Greetings from Demand!

Demand Media gets ready to shut down over the holidays. […]

Richard Lally: OK by DSS!!!

How to Cause DSS to be Conflicted

In the interest of fairness, felt like we had to point this out.

After our last few posts, we actually had a couple of commenters step in to defend CE Head Honcho Richard Lally and the CE process in general.

If what he says is true, he talks some sense:

Until a few months ago, when I took a full-time job with a newspaper, I freelanced under Lally for four years.

I don’t know how Eve Lederman runs things, but I honestly think you don’t know what Lally does or how he does it.

For as long as I worked with […]

Layoffs to Continue Until Morale Improves

Hey kids,

Well, the Demand Media Studios news is flying fast and furious this week.

Hard for us to even keep up!

On a housekeeping note, I’ve also noticed that some of our “Demand Links” over to the side have passed on to that digital graveyard in the Matrix. Check out the link for Demand Studios Secrets – it’s some German web page about appetite suppressants!

Here’s a link to the archive page for Demand Studios Secrets. If you don’t remember, the site was founded by a former Demand employee Kent Ninomiya who was selling a book for $29.95 giving you the […]

Jordan Tells Incorrect Statements

Another email that popped up in our Demand Studios Sucks mailbag.

The original title as submitted was “Jordan Decker is a Liar.”

Which may be true, but it seemed a little harsh.

We’re almost starting to feel a bit sorry for Demand here at DSS, what with these negative articles in the Wall Street Journal and their plummeting stock price.

But then we hear stories like this and put them on the front page.

Here’s the email in full, kids.

As always, feel free to drop us a line with any other Demand news!

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Remember when Jordan Decker, marketing […]