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Registered: 10-01-2002
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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 1:55pm

iVillage to Be Shuttered as Standalone Site, Folded into Today.com

By Chris Ariens on November 22, 2013 10:32 PM

Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 10.24.51 PMiVillage, one of the earliest websites for women, will be folded into Today.com next spring, TVNewser has learned. The news of the dissolution of the standalone site is the second such move today. As TVNewser reported earlier, NBCLatino.com will be folded into NBCNews.com, eliminating three positions.

The iVillage changes will results in the loss of up to 12 jobs.

“Combining these strong lifestyle brands under the ‘Today’ banner will give iVillage much bigger reach and will further integrate it with NBC News,” a spokesperson tells TVNewser. “We are actively trying to find roles for those affected elsewhere in the company.”

iVillage was founded in 1995 by Candice Carpenter, Nancy Evans, Robert Levitan, and Tina Sharkey as one of the first Silicon Alley startups and one of the first websites targeted to women. The company had a high-flying IPO in 1999, when shares reached $100, only to crash in the dot com bubble two years later.

NBC Universal acquired iVillage in 2006. In 2007-2008 NBC produced two successive but unsuccessful iVillage-themed TV shows for local stations. Last year, the site moved from the NBC Entertainment digital group to the NBC News digital group.

Under new NBC News president Deborah Turness there is more emphasis on integrating digital and broadcast assets. The iVillage and NBCLatino moves come as the head of NBC News digital Vivian Schiller departs NBC for Twitter.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Sat, 11-23-2013 - 2:21pm
Will the boards all close and what will happen to all of the cl who are still around here... Wren
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Sat, 11-23-2013 - 2:21pm
Will the boards all close and what will happen to all of the cl who are still around here... Wren
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 11-25-2013 - 2:28pm

Hi Wren,

We just found out about this as well but haven't gotten any further information beyond that article.  We'll let you know as soon as we find out more.  I'll still be here watching over the boards and posting until further notice.  I hope that you have a good Thanksgiving. 

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 12-03-2013 - 9:23pm

We will be waiting  patiently to see what happens.  If I am counting heads right, there are 4 of us who have not resigned:  me, my co-cl's Linda and Wren, and our dear friend Brenda.  

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:20am
Thanks for you comment here... Melissa OH I don't want to leave- I love iV.. I hope whatever happens I can continue to come to the boards to post... I know our boards may close but for me its tough to swallow.. I do still fly around boards at iV.. Melissa and anyone who reads Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to whom reads this message... Wren ps enjoy the family...
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:21am
ps I will always be around as long as its open to post too.. and to read also..
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