Perhaps the most embarrassing aspect of filing for bankruptcy is the well-meaning condolence note from a friend. “I’m so sorry,” more than one has written. That sympathy is often followed by fear for what Facebook director Peter Thiel’s revenge campaign—a billionaire secretly funding lawsuits against publishers,…
It was surprising to hear the news last week that right-wing billionaire investor Peter Thiel has been secretly trying to destroy Gawker Media through proxy lawsuits. It was dispiriting, and less surprising, to hear the conversation that followed the revelation. The discussion begins, in most cases, with the premise…
On Monday, the New York Times reported that Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton had come to believe that a wealthy individual has been funding a steady stream of lawsuits, including three different ones filed by Hulk Hogan alone, against his company. Two journalists at Forbes magazine, Ryan Mac and Matt Drange, are lending…
Needless to say, the President is very much alive and well, having not been "shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck" as the @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account claims.
What is it with America's powerful men? In addition to Anthony Weiner, at least three other official-type dudes have become embroiled in sexting scandals in the last week alone! All powerful men should watch Gawker's NSFW anti-sexting PSA [Gawker]
In this age of GPS signals, Foursquare check-ins, and iPhone tracking, how did America's most-wanted man, Osama bin Laden, stay hidden for almost a decade? A better question would ask how he was found, for that is the reason the world is rejoicing today.
Not only has Steve Jobs given the thumb's up to an official biography about his life—the first ever official biography—but he's also agreed to be interviewed by the author, Walter Isaacson.
An enterprising hacking ring has reportedly stolen nude pics and videos from more than 50 female celebrities, including Vanessa Hudgens, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman, and the FBI is on the case. They've also been targeting sports stars and politicians. (Oh, boy.) But who's the mysterious "ringleader?" We've…
Dissident members of the internet hacktivist group Anonymous, tired of what they call the mob's "unpatriotic" ways, have provided law enforcement with chat logs of the group's leadership planning crimes, as well as what they say are key members' identities. They also gave them to us.
No one wants their plane to crash, and no one wants to cause a scene during a flight. So, diligent passengers that we are, we turn off our gadgets when we're told to. But no one's dying if you don't.
This morning we got all the details on Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, leaked by Rupert himself. Now, the app is ready for download. $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents:
Nielsen doesn't just track TV watching stats, they track mobile phone usage as well, and their 2010 smartphone stats are quite interesting. Did you know Asians love the iPhone? And black people hate it, but love BlackBerries?