MetaCreations went and dumped lots of staff this week in a shot-from-the-blue move to get rid of the graphics business and dive headlong into the holy grail of 3D e-commerce visualization.
I used to work for the company. I write books about one of their products, Bryce. I've been reeling. If ever there was a ClueTrain wreck, this is it.
MacWeek's take on it (1/3 of the Carpinteria office laid off? I heard it was more than that!)
MacOS rumors story about it (dated 12/15)
Macintouch is running a special report on it.
I may add more stuff here according to my whim and health (I've had the flu).