New York
– Digg, the news aggregation and ranking service, has laid off about 10% of its
staff, according to an email sent to employees by CEO Kevin Rose that the
company posted on its blog.

"This is one of the hardest decisions we’ve
had to make recently but we strongly believe that it is the right decision for
the long-term health of the company," Rose wrote.

"In order to
achieve our goals, we are putting more emphasis on the engineering and
development efforts. In fact, we are still hiring for these teams as they are
critical in getting us to where we need to be for the future, for our impending
upcoming redesign and much beyond."

The layoffs come a month after the departure
of Digg CEO Jay Adelson.


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