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(July 5, 2001) -- Search engine About.com laid off an undisclosed number of people this week in a move to become "more efficient," a spokewoman said. No further details were provided.

On Feb. 28, the company completed its merger with media company Primedia. The deal was worth about $690 million. --Adrienne Mand

Copyright July 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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