Posts tagged with Gawker Media

iPhone legal drama: will being 'hip' come back to bite Gawker Media?

Prominent blog network operator Gawker Media paid only $5,000 for the biggest tech scoop ever, but the total cost is proving to be far greater for Gawker Media.

As has been widely reported, police raided the home of Gawker Media employee Jason Chen. Chen is an editor for Gawker-owned Gizmodo, and is the man seen showing off the next-generation that was left in a Silicon Valley bar by an Apple employee before making its way to Gawker.


What's a scoop worth? Sometimes, not much -- even online

If you're an online publisher in the tech space, you probably have reason to envy Gawker Media. After all, one of its properties, popular tech gadget blog Gizmodo, recently broke what Gawker Media owner Nick Denton himself has billed "pretty much the biggest tech scoop ever."

That scoop, of course, is the 'lost' next-generation iPhone. As the story goes, Denton purchased it for $5,000 from the man who found it in a bar after an Apple employee left it behind.

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The 25 most valuable blogs are...

As blogs have gained in prominence as sources of news and information, the value of the most popular blogs has become a subject of much talk.

Some blogs, such as The Huffington Post, have been funded to the tune of millions of dollars by investors who believe that they're the next big media companies.


Blogging is dead, long live blogging

I've discussed the economics of blogging numerous times in the past. Can blogging be a viable career? Can the blogosphere mint hoards of new millionaires? These are all questions that many have asked over the past several years as the blogosphere has grown in size and prominence.

Despite the fact that I have been able to turn my blogging activities into a bit of cash, I've remained skeptical about blogging as a business and as a career, which is why the man behind Drama 2.0 still calls 'international business' his primary line of work.