15 Facts About Gawker Media


Gawker Media LLC was an American online media company and blog network.

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All Gawker Media articles are licensed on a Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial license.

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In 2015, Gawker Media LLC released its audited revenue for the past five years.

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In June 2016, Gawker Media revealed its corporate finances in a motion for a stay of judgment pending appeal and accompanying affidavits filed in the Bollea v Gawker case in Florida state court.

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Gawker Media was incorporated in Budapest, Hungary in 2002, where a small company facility is still maintained.

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Gawker Media was headquartered early on at Nick Denton's personal residence in the New York City neighborhood of SoHo, and it remained there until 2008.

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Gawker Media explained these decisions by referring to the 2008 credit crisis, but stated that the company was still profitable.

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In October 2009, Gawker Media websites were infected with malware in the form of fake Suzuki advertisements.

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Gawker Media shared the correspondence between the scammers and it via Business Insider.

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Gawker Media was found to be using DES-based crypt password hashes with 12 bits of salt.

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On 28 February 2011, faced with declining traffic, Gawker Media sites allowed for visitors to choose between the new design and the old design for viewing the sites.

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Sorgatz was eventually determined to be the winner of the bet, as at the end of September, 2011, Gawker Media had only 500 million monthly views, not the 510 million it had had prior to the redesign.

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Gawker Media claimed to have given the script to six trusted colleagues, including Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen.

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In September 2015, Gawker Media published a first-person narrative by a former employee of British tabloid The Daily Mail which was critical of the journalistic standards and aggregation policies for its online presence.

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In January 2016, Gawker Media received its first outside investment by selling a minority stake to Columbus Nova Technology Partners.

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