Article Written on Feb. 1, 2009
This article explains a lot!
"According to the blog of Ebaumsworld, the new owners have fired all of the original staff, including Ebaum himself!
Ebaumsworld is a very well known website that focuses on funny videos, pictures, flash games, etc. The website was launched in 2001 and since that point has held a dominant position in the humor section of the internet.
The website has been acquired by ZVUE, which upon acquisition has replaced all of the original staff. In the blog, Ebuam states he is not as angry about being fired as he is about the manner in which he was fired.
According to the blog upon walking into their office, the Ebaumsworld staff were greeted with a cameraman and the CEO of ZVUE. They were told that their office would be closed as a result of financial difficulties. Ebaum states that he and his staff were "held like prisoners" in the office while the CEO addressed each one of them.
Though a few members of the Ebaumsworld team were offered severance packages, they were declined.
ZVUE, according to Ebaum, has been falsely connecting his name with new material in an effort to promote the idea that Ebaum is still a part of the company.
Ebaum and his team have launched a new website, ebaum.tv, where he promises to continue to deliver "the best content on the web"."
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