Univision Kupuje Gawker, Kotaku Izebela, namaza, Gizmodo Za 135 milijuna $

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Mali nagovještaji o kupnji Gawkera i njegove imovine pojavili su se jučer, ali vijest se nedavno učvrstila gdje je potvrđeno da je Univision, jedan od jedina dva glavna konglomerata koji su licitirali za imovinu Gawkera, pobijedio u ponudi za 135 milijuna dolara.

Prema postu na Gawker.com, the fate of the company is still unknown. While Deadspin, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Lifehacker and Kotaku were all bundled into the bid for $135 million, Univision has yet to make it clear what they’re going to do with Gawker.com, the main website for the Gawker assets.

The post, from J.K. Trotter, worryingly notes that the unknown fate of Gawker.com could see it operating as usual or not operating at all, with the blogger writing…

"Dok je Gawker.com bio uključen u Univisionovu dobitnu ponudu, predloženi sporazum o stjecanju daje Univisionu opciju prebacivanja Gawker.coma natrag u stečaj Gawker Media LLC prije okončanja dogovora u rujnu. Alternativno, Univision bi mogao odabrati da preuzme Gawker.comovu imovinu, ali odluči da ga ne upravlja. "

Trotter does clarify in the comment section that Univision will honor the worker union that was recently formed at Gawker and even if they decide not to keep the main site in operation, Univision supposedly has plans on relocating staff within the organization or at any of the other sites that they’ve acquired.

Jučer, na kolovoz 16th, tijekom faze licitiranja izvijestili su da je mala tvrtka LittleThings nastojala kupiti Jezebel odvojeno od ostatka Gawkera za $ 10 milijuna. Očito to nije prošlo kako je planirano.

IGN’s parent company Ziff Davis also wanted to purchase Gawker for $90 million, but that obviously wasn’t enough for Denton and his blogging smurfs. Under the Univision deal they will automatically get Gawker owner Nick Denton as part of the deal for a two-year contract at $200,000 annually. He’ll work as a consultant at the company.

Do sada je izvješće Trottera pokazalo da Univision ima slične ciljeve s ciljem novinarstva kao Dentona, pa ovisno o tome kako se to ispostavlja možemo vidjeti Gawker 2.0 u akciji.