The company behind Maker Faire and Make magazine has abruptly shut down

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Maker Media, the corporate that publishes Make Journal and Maker Faire is shedding its employees and halting its operations amidst monetary troubles, according to TechCrunch.

Maker Media CEO and founder Dale Dougherty confirmed to TechCrunch that the corporate was ceasing operations and that it had laid off 22 staff, citing monetary difficulties with publishing a magazine and the shortage of company sponsorship. “I began this 15 years in the past and it’s all the time been a wrestle as a enterprise to make this work,” he informed TechCrunch. “Print publishing shouldn't be an awesome enterprise for anyone, nevertheless it works…barely. Occasions are exhausting . . . there was a drop off in company sponsorship.”

Launched in 2005, Maker turned a serious publication overlaying the “Maker...

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