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Nick Denton / Gawker:
Nick Denton's farewell post, detailing the rise and fall of Gawker, as the site shuts down   —  Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties.  It is the end of an era.  —  The staff will move to new jobs …
Aug 22, 2016, 8:25 PMIn context
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Gawker.com announces it will shut down next week, after nearly 14 years of operation   —  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 …
Aug 18, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Gawker:
200+ page dossier on Donald Trump allegedly authored by Democratic strategist Warren Flood leaks a day after Washington Post reported the DNC had been hacked   —  A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee …
Jun 15, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Nick Denton / Gawker:
Nick Denton challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate in open letter, says decade-long campaign by Thiel is out of proportion, asks about ultimate intent   —  Nearly a decade ago, after you had opened up to friends and colleagues, a gay writer for Gawker shared an item with the readers of Valleywag …
May 26, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Snapchat lost $128M and generated only $3M in revenue between January and November of 2014, according to leaked financials   —  Snapchat Lost a Ton of Money Last Year  —  In 2013, teenage attention-pit Snapchat turned down a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook, which is only not an insane …
Aug 19, 2015, 1:05 PMIn context
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Leaked internal documents show Uber lost $20.4M in 2012, $56M in 2013, and more than $160M in the first half of 2014   —  Here Are the Internal Documents that Prove Uber Is a Money Loser  —  Uber, Silicon Valley's prized amoral unicorn, is presumed to be a financial titan and a sure-thing IPO in the near future.
Aug 5, 2015, 4:25 PMIn context
Ashley Feinberg / Gawker:
After key employee was fired and moderators revolted by taking down popular subreddits, Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes for how the transition was handled   —  Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor  —  If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit's biggest subs) …
Jul 3, 2015, 12:10 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
FBI: Almost 600 iCloud accounts were breached by Celebgate hackers last year; agency raided two addresses in Chicago in connection to the hack   —  Feds Seized Chicago Man's Computers in Celeb Nude Leak Investigation  —  Last summer, stolen photos of dozens of famous women flooded the internet …
Jun 10, 2015, 8:55 AMIn context
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Twitter revokes API access for Sunlight Foundation's Politwhoops site, which showed politicians' deleted tweets, cites violation of developer agreement   —  Twitter Just Killed Politwoops  —  A Twitter spokesperson just provided the following statement to Gawker regarding the apparent suspension …
Jun 3, 2015, 6:50 PMIn context
Dan Lyons / Gawker:
Valleywag loses new editor Dan Lyons after just six weeks with no replacement announced   —  Bad News, Good News, Bad News  —  Bad news: I've been missing in action this week, as I've been stuck in bed heavily doped up and suffering with two things — the recurrence of an old back injury, and the flu.
Feb 14, 2015, 5:30 PMIn context

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