[credit provider=”Michael Seto”] Valleywag, a Silicon Valley gossip blog Gawker killed off in 2009, is making a comeback.Nick Denton, Gawker’s CEO and founder, says he’ll be bringing the site back to life, and he’s currently hunting for an editor or two to run it.
Here’s something we never expected to see. The original Valleywag, Nick Douglas, went on Martha Stewart to promote his new book, Twitter Wit. Watch:
Early Facebook investor and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel has no reason to like Valleywag, Gawker Media’s tech gossip column, or Owen Thomas, its departing editor. During Thomas’s two years at Valleywag, he took numerous shots at Facebook and Thiel, including publicly outing him.
Our sources weren’t wrong — Gawker night editor Ryan Tate will replace Owen Thomas to become the new Valleywag, Gawker editor Gabriel Synder announced.
Owen Thomas is leaving Gawker media’s Silicon Valley tech gossip rag Valleywag, which has been a column of Gawker.com since the beginning of the year. He’s headed for a gig at NBC.
Multiplying traffic and CPMs, 24/7 Wall Street came up with a list of the 20-five most valuable blogs.
Gawker Media owner Nick Denton wanted to sell his Los Angeles-based entertainment blog Defamer, but he apparently found no takers. Instead, the site will fold into Gawker proper. In December 2008, Denton did the same thing with Silicon Valley gossip blog, Valleywag.
Valleywag will be folded into Gawker.com. Gawker Media owner Nick Denton gave the Industry Standard’s (and ex-Valleywager) Jordan Golson some 20/20 hindsight:
One interesting element to Facebook’s redesign, introduced this week: A feature that lets you show off your favourite friends. The same thing you can do with Top Friends, one of Facebook’s most popular apps.
Blaine Cook, Twitter’s former lead architect, has a new job at Yahoo. As some of you may recall, Blaine left Twitter right around the same time that the microblogging/messaging service was becoming better known for its downtime than anything else. Some folks put 2+5 together and concluded that he’d been […]
Earlier this week Valleywag writer Jordan Golson complained, on Valleywag, that his pay rate had been changed, but that his cruel and despotic owner hadn’t told him what the new rate was. Now he knows: He’s getting a 33% cut.
Is Martha Stewart (MSO) going to buy Etsy, Brooklyn’s homespun answer to Ebay? Valleywag floats the rumour, citing a “source close to Etsy employees” — then backs away from it in the same post.