LA Times cuts staff, Yahoo and Microsoft chat with potential media partners, EA targets teenagers with Boogie SuperStar

The Los Angeles Times announced it will eliminate 150 jobs in its newsroom and decrease the number of pages it publishes by 15 percent. The cuts far exceed predictions made by executives just a few months ago, The New York Times reports. In February, publisher David Hiller said he expected the news staff to decrease by only 40 to 50 positions.

The Los Angeles Times announced it will eliminate 150 jobs in its newsroom and decrease the number of pages it publishes by 15 percent. The cuts far exceed predictions made by executives just a few months ago, The New York Times reports. In February, publisher David Hiller said he expected only 40 to 50 job cuts.

The cuts will affect both the print and web sections of the editorial staff, and the paper will join the two units into a unified staff, operating under the same budget.

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Yahoo and Microsoft have held separate talks with potential media partners, including Time Warner and News Corp.

The New York Mets agree to a sponsorship deal with Kozy Shack, as the company tries to position its products as the healthy ballpark snack.

Electronic Arts is targeting female teens and pre-teens with its campaign for Boogie SuperStar, its newest game for  Nintendo's Wii system.

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