Monster FibLooking for a job? Don't go to online recruiter Monster Worldwide ( MWW) for help. Literally, don't go there. Monster Worldwide, the parent of Monster.com, announced it was cutting 200 jobs from its global work force Monday, reducing it to around 5,600 people. The company said the layoffs have no connection to Monster's acquisition of HotJobs from Yahoo ( YHOO) earlier this month for $225 million in cash.
Apple Sheds Its Soft CoreApple ( AAPL) no longer wants to be accused of being soft core. Apple is banning many sexually suggestive applications for its iPhone, according to Tuesday's New York Times. In a move that surprised many application developers, the company is cracking down on so-called apps that feature photos of women in bikinis and lingerie. Apple said the new policy comes in response to widespread complaints from App Store users. "It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see," said Philip W. Schiller, head of worldwide product marketing at Apple.
CBS's Supreme CheapnessWe are starting to think that CBS ( CBS) stands for Cheap Broadcasting System. Six years and multiple court cases after Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," CBS argued on Tuesday that it should not pay the $550,000 penalty for the half-second of semi-nudity. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia tossed the Federal Communications Commission's fine against CBS as arbitrary, but the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in and sent it back down for review. FCC lawyer Jacob Lewis argued Tuesday that CBS was warned in advance that its 2004 halftime performers might add some shock value to the song and dance routine. Said Lewis, "While fleeting, it was patently offensive."
Glaxo Loses GripIt's no big deal that GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK) is changing its denture cream formula. In the face of mounting problems with Poligrip and its diabetes drug Avandia, the company's shareholders don't have much to smile about anyway. Glaxo announced late last week it will remove zinc from its Poligrip denture cream formulas amid dozens of lawsuits claiming years of excessive use caused neurological damage and blood problems in consumers. The company, which reported more than $520 million in denture adhesive sales last year, plans to reformulate the creams without zinc. In a consumer advisory on its Web site, the company announced the switch, saying that it had "become aware" of potential health problems with its denture adhesive products. Glaxo stressed that the products are safe when used as directed, but that some people go overboard and use too much cream to correct ill-fitting dentures.