Tag Archives: Nick Denton

Gawker: Peter Thiel Killed Us With His Billions

Today is the last day of Gawker.com. From one of their goodbye posts: Gawker.com is out of business because one wealthy person maliciously set out to destroy it, spending millions of dollars in secret, and succeeded. That is the only reason. The strange and embarrassing thing about being the target of a conspiracy, an actual conspiracy, is that it undermines ...

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Gawker.com To Shut Down Forever Next Week

And homocon Peter Thiel gets his scalp. From Gawker: After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Nick ...

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Univision Buys Gawker Media For $135M

Recode reports: Univision has won the auction for Gawker Media. The TV network and digital publisher has agreed to pay $135 million for the bankrupt blog network, according to a person familiar with the deal. Univision’s offer will encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including Gawker.com. Ziff Davis and Univision were the only two bidders for Gawker, which filed ...

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Gawker Founder Hits Back At Homocon Peter Thiel: You Are Redefining Yourself As A Comic Book Villain

From an open letter posted yesterday by Gawker founder Nick Denton: Your revenge has been served well, cold and (until now) anonymously. You admit you have been planning the punishment of Gawker and its writers for years, and that you have so far spent $10 million to fund litigation against the company. Charles Harder, the Hollywood plaintiff’s lawyer who has ...

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Gawker Editors Resign Over Removal Of Story That Outed Corporate Exec

Mediaite reports: Gawker Media editor-in-chief Max Read and executive editor Tommy Craggs resigned Monday in protest of the managing partners’ decision to remove a piece accusing former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s brother David of soliciting a male prostitute. “On Friday, I told my fellow managing partners… I would have to resign if they voted to remove a story I’d edited ...

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Gawker Media Staff Votes To Unionize

Via Gawker: Yesterday, more than 100 Gawker Media editorial employees voted on the question of whether to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East for the purpose of collective bargaining—that is, whether we want to form a union. The results are in. Yesterday’s votes were cast electronically and tallied by VoteNet, an independent online voting system. Out of ...

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Gawker Founder To Marry Boyfriend

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton will marry his boyfriend next year, according to the gossip column of the New York Daily News. The British media mogul got engaged to his actor boyfriend, Derrence Washington, over the weekend, with Denton telling us the two plan to marry in upstate New York next May. “This is the one event even I wouldn’t ...

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