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Pulse Suffers Lay Offs

Pulse, the San Francisco-based 3D media solutions company, laid off an undisclosed number of staff members on Monday, September 17, 2001. While an exact number was not revealed, AWN was told that it was less than 50% of the companys total workforce. The lay-offs were predominately from the administrative sector with some engineering staff also being let go. A spokesperson for the company sees the staff cuts as a positive move for Pulse allowing them a greater ability to reach profitability. The company plans to move toward e-learning, while continuing its current licenses. Pulse recently powered a 3D "virtual tour" for the Website of NBC's comedy WILL & GRACE. Pulse is also known for bringing Jim Hensons Muppets to life on the Web.