Bustle Digital Group acquires small science and technology publication Inverse; five staffers were laid off

Bustle Digital Group, which has recently been buying struggling digital properties, has acquired science and entertainment site Inverse. The site just laid off five staffers, according to multiple sources. Inverse will be overseen by Josh Topolsky, whose site The Outline was acquired by BDG earlier in the year. Read more stories like this on Business…

Bustle Digital Group acquires small science and technology publication Inverse; five staffers were laid off

Bustle Digital Group, which has recently been buying struggling digital properties, has acquired science and entertainment site Inverse. The site just laid off five staffers, according to multiple sources. Inverse will be overseen by Josh Topolsky, whose site The Outline was acquired by BDG earlier in the year. Read more stories like this on Business Insider. Inverse, a small digital publisher focused on science and entertainment, was acquired by Bryan Goldberg’s Bustle Digital Group, according to a Digiday report and a source close to the matter. The day the purchase was reported, five staffers were laid off from the publication, including two editorial staffers who comprised the Innovation desk and three business-side employees, four current and former staffers told Business Insider. Bustle Digital Group confirmed the cuts. Back in August 2018, Inverse cut six staffers. Bustle’s Josh Topolsky, who will oversee Inverse, told Digiday that he would keep “most everybody.” According to a source, remaining staffers were told in an all-hands meeting that they would receive offers from BDG and that the company structure will largely remain intact. Read more: Former Bloomberg editor Josh Topolsky wants to make tech media less ’empty’ with his new publication, Input Goldberg told Business Insider of the acq
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