Gawker

Investors From Comcast Ventures, Lightspeed, And Others Name 11 Hot Media Companies They Think Will...

It's been bleak for digital media. Headlines blare about fire sales of companies like Mic and Gawker, layoffs at companies like HuffPost and Vice, and consolidation rumors. The anticipated digital advertising boom hasn't materialized, as most of the...
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How Sci-fi Shaped The Players In The Gawker Lawsuit

Media strategist Ryan Holiday gives a detailed account of the suit in his new book 'Conspiracy'.
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Does Anyone Actually Want To Work At New Gawker?

When Gawker went down in 2016 following the massive lawsuit Hulk Hogan and his rich benefactor Peter Thiel mounted against the site following his sex tape leak, the internet didn't entirely know how to react. Sure, Gawker were notorious a-holes who...
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Mike's Blog Round Up

Crooked Timber - what would be useful to know about class size; Progress Pond - connections between Trump, Putin, and neo-Nazis; The Rectification of Names - notes from the Gawker spawn; Why Now? - Bolton has to go. XPostFactoid - if Medicare for...
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Ny Times’ Bret Stephens Knocks ‘gawker Spawn And Huffpo Twerps’ In Column On Millennials

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens has a new column going off on easily-offended millennials that takes a very, very specific swipe at “Gawker spawn and HuffPo twerps.” Stephens noticed the reaction to a recently-unearthed clip of...
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Gawker Slayer Peter Thiel Was Ann Coulter’s Date To Hollywood Reporter Party

Stars of the Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue flooded into the airy halls of The Pool Restaurant on the ground floor of the Seagram Building Thursday night to be feted as part of the mag’s annual “most powerful people in New York...

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Univision Finalizes Sale Of Former Gawker Portfolio And The Onion To Private Equity Firm Great Hill...

Univision has completed the sale of assets comprising Gizmodo Media Group — the portfolio once known for Gawker — as well as The Onion to private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Plans call for GMG and The Onion to form a new company...

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Nevada Democrat Recalls How ‘creepy Uncle’ Joe Biden Approached Her From Behind, Smelled And...

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s touchy-feely behavior around others, women in particular, has become somewhat of an internet meme over the years. “Joe Biden, We Need to Talk About the Way You Touch Women,” a 2015 Gawker headline...
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Gawker Names Dan Peres As Editor In Chief, Hoping To Breathe Life Back Into Site

Mr. Peres, formerly the top editor at the now-defunct men’s magazine Details, will seek to revive Gawker.com after a high-profile legal battle.

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Peter Thiel Didn’t Get The Sympathy Jeff Bezos Is Receiving, And Trump Is The Reason

When Peter Thiel worked aggressively behind the scenes to put Gawker.com out of business by way of a lawsuit over privacy invasion, there was a lot of talk about the dangers of a billionaire using his limitless resources to suppress a news...
Related topics: Jeff Bezos, Lawsuits

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Doom, Gloom And Bad Weather

  For some reason, I was researching Hannah Gold, who writes for the feminist blog Jezebel, one of the surviving vestiges of the Gawker empire. I say “for some reason,” because I’m not certain what made me start Googling her,...

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The Ceo Behind Bustle And The New Gawker Is Reportedly Making A Bid On The Remaining Gizmodo Media...

Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group, has made an offer on the remaining Gizmodo Media Group blogs, according to the New York Post. Goldberg bought Gawker.com in July for $1.35 million. While the plan was to relaunch this month,...

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The Daily Beast Ceo Heather Dietrick Once Had To Tell 200 People That Gawker Was Going Bankrupt,...

Daily Beast CEO Heather Dietrick shares what she learned from being in "wartime mode" at Gawker and how she's taken risks throughout her career.

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Gawker Is Relaunching In Early 2019

After a two-year hiatus, Gawker is coming back. Peter Thiel, be damned. Bustle-owner Bryan Goldberg, who paid $1.35 million for rights to the defunct gossip site in a bankruptcy auction in July, wrote in a memo to Bustle staff Tuesday that Gawker...

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Gawker Gets Ready For A Comeback

UPDATED with comment from Bustle Gawker is poised to make a comeback next year, according to published reports. The gossip site, which was sued into bankruptcy two years ago by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, was acquired by the founder of...
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Gawker Is Set To Relaunch Under Its New Owner Bryan Goldberg, The Founder Of Bustle Digital Group

The reborn Gawker comes under the ownership of Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group, who was the winning bidder for the remaining assets of Gawker Media in July.

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Le Llegó La Hora A Univision

<p>La compra de Univision de lo que quedó de Gawker era, predeciblemente, la crónica de un desastre anunciado. Informes de prensa ahora sugieren que el desastre efectivamente le llegó a la cadena de medios hispanoparlante...

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Airbnb Goes Full Peter Thiel: Finances Host's Lawsuit Against Nyc

Airbnb Inc. has taken a page straight from the Peter Thiel playbook of litigation funding. Thiel, an American billionaire, secretly funded Hulk Hogan’s privacy case against now-defunct Gawker Media. Investors placing bets on lawsuits have long...
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Hulk Hogan Back In Wwe Hall Of Fame After 3-year Suspension For Racist Slur

 Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame after a three-year suspension stemming from a racist slur he made on a sex tape involved in the Gawker lawsuit. On the tape, which prompted his firing from the...
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Gawker Sold For 1.35 Million; The Onion, Jezebel & Other Gizmodo Sites Are For Sale

Gawker once had an estimated value of $100 million, but it was sold at auction for just $1.35 million, to the owner of women's blog Bustle. Continue reading…

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