HighWired.com, of Watertown, Mass., has laid off 61 employees—roughly 40 percent of its work force—"as a result of refocused business strategy and a potential acquisition," according to public relations manager Kara Kilpatrick.

The layoffs came as HighWired.com said it would move from a free to a fee-based model for its online community-building services for high schools. HighWired's current revenue streams, which haven't been profitable enough, include advertising, sponsorships, affinity programs, and content syndication. ...

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