Report: Conde Nast putting site launches on hold

Publisher's plans to build out new sites for magazines like Details have been suspended indefinitely, according to a MediaBistro post.

It's looking like the teen girl social-networking site could be just one of the online victims of Conde Nast's planned cutbacks--for the time being anyway.

MedioBistro's AgencySpy, citing an anonymous source, is reporting that the publisher's plans to build out new sites for magazines like Details have been suspended indefinitely.

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Paid's David Kaplan chimed in quoting a high level, but also unnamed Conde Nast source. The source said that in addition to the Details site, the company had also been planning to create independent sites for a "number of its mags next year, including GQ and Conde Nast Traveler."

MediaBistro points out that ad agencies like Razorfish --which is rumored to be working on the Details site-- are likely to be hard hit by the cutbacks.

Conde Nast in October acquired the content aggregation site Reddit and in May announced it had acquired the site Ars Technica . Along with other sites like recently trimmed its editorial staff --they fall under under the company's CondeNet online division.

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