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#1 2 years ago

Hated multimedia conglomerate Gawker Media LLC, which was ordered by a judge to pay $140 in damages to Hulk Hogan, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. 

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/10/reuters-america-gawker-media-files-for-bankruptcy.html

Maybe this will spell the end of professional shitposting websites Gawker, Gizmodo and Kotaku?

... Probably not, but we can hope?




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#2 2 years ago

And nothing of value was lost.

Though I do feel for the people who may lose jobs over this, especially the one's who didn't have anything directly to do with the shit posting that made Gawker so hated. Support staff, etc... Hope they land on their feet.


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#3 2 years ago

While I sympathise with those that may lose their jobs, I can only see Gawker's potential closure as positive for the industry as a whole. Kotaku, in particular, has flooded the internet with either low-quality clickbait posts or just plain stupid shit. Maybe this will clear the airwaves a bit for other people to get a voice.




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#4 2 years ago

Apparently Ziff Davis wants to buy them. Couldn't happen to nicer people.


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#5 2 years ago

"RadioActiveLobster"Apparently Ziff Davis wants to buy them. Couldn't happen to nicer people.

Go figure, they would have an interesting in picking up Shit von Shitsteins Fest of Feces.




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#6 2 years ago
In the event we become the acquirer, the additions of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku would fortify our position in consumer tech and gaming.

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#7 2 years ago
"Serio"Hated multimedia conglomerate Gawker Media LLC, which was ordered by a judge to pay $140 in damages to Hulk Hogan, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today . . .

Wow, they couldn't even afford that? Cheap bastards.


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#8 2 years ago

"Serio"Hated multimedia conglomerate Gawker Media LLC, which was ordered by a judge to pay $140 in damages to Hulk Hogan, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. 

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/10/reuters-america-gawker-media-files-for-bankruptcy.html

Maybe this will spell the end of professional shitposting websites Gawker, Gizmodo and Kotaku?

... Probably not, but we can hope?

good.


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#9 2 years ago

Ziff Davis actually filed for Chapter 11 in 2008 themselves. A year later, they shut down FileFront. Since then, they got a deal with some money-peeps, and have continued to grow after being purchased by Great Hill Partners.

UGO Entertainment bought 1UP and co. from Ziff Davis in 2009. IGN bought UGO in 2011.

Ziff Davis bought IGN in 2013, thus completing the circle.




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#10 2 years ago

Hah called it...

Place was nothing but a farce anyway.

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