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Hulk Hogan Settles $110 Million Sex Tape Lawsuit

Hulk Hogan Settles $110 Million Sex Tape Lawsuit

Hulk Hogan has reached a settlement in his $110 million sex tape lawsuit against Cox Radio DJs Mike “Cowhead” Calta and Matt “Spiceboy” Loyd, according to new court documents obtained by Bay News 9.
This time, for sure! Ars Technica’s 2020 Deathwatch

This time, for sure! Ars Technica’s 2020 Deathwatch

Sometimes, your purpose in life is to be a cautionary tale.
After Deadspin

After Deadspin

Nick Denton, in the last post published by Gawker before it was shuttered in 2016, laid out the structural reasons for his website’s ruin: a new oligarchic, “techlord” class that was more than willing
The Adults In The Room

The Adults In The Room

There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would
The Adults In The Room

The Adults In The Room

There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would
The Adults In The Room

The Adults In The Room

There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would
Bustle Digital Shelves Gawker Relaunch, Lays Off Site’s Staff

Bustle Digital Shelves Gawker Relaunch, Lays Off Site’s Staff

Gawker.com will remain in limbo: The reboot of the news and gossip site, now three years dormant, will not be going forward as planned, at least for now. Bustle Digital Group, whose founder and CEO
How to Save Journalism

How to Save Journalism

When we look back on the horrible summer of 2019, we might find that what seemed to be a minor event at the time turned out to be a watershed. On June 6, more than 300 workers at Vox Media staged a
With a portfolio including Acorns, Sweetgreen and Ro Health, Torch Capital raises $60M for its first fund

With a portfolio including Acorns, Sweetgreen and Ro Health, Torch Capital raises $60M for its first fund

Jonathan Keidan, the founder of Torch Capital, had already built a portfolio that included Acorns, Compass, Digital Ocean and Sweetgreen, before he raised single dollar for his inaugural venture
Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on

Thomas Gilbert Jr., Accused of Killing Father Over Allowance, Reappears Ahead of Trial

It's alleged the Princeton graduate shot and killed his investment banker father in 2015.
The benefits of having a fuck-off fund

The benefits of having a fuck-off fund

It's a stash of savings that lets you stand up for yourself—and your principles.

Gizmodo Media Group acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners

Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion have a new owner — private equity firm Great Hill Partners. As part of the deal, digital media executive Jim Spanfeller is becoming CEO of (and an investor in) the
Here Are the Media Chuds Joining Fake Gawker

Here Are the Media Chuds Joining Fake Gawker

Gawker, a good website which was bankrupted in 2016 and then sold last year to Bryan Goldberg, a man committed to face-tuned photos of himself, creating shitty media companies powered by exploited
Fuck Bosses, Long Live Unions

Fuck Bosses, Long Live Unions

The entire editorial staff of the digital media company Mic was unceremoniously laid off yesterday ahead of a likely sale to Bustle CEO Bryan Goldberg. But before the site’s body was even cold,

Bret Stephens’ Gawker Smear Ignores the Site’s Work Exposing Harassers

Gawker was on to predators like Bill Cosby long before #MeToo.
Gawker to Relaunch Under New Owner in Early 2019

Gawker to Relaunch Under New Owner in Early 2019

Gawker’s first iteration shut down in 2016.

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

Chilling effects

The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of Internet content distribution has made