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Well, at least it’ll be a very short custody battle.
[photo via Reddit]

So, it’s kind of nice to see the news orgs affected by the New York City power outage keeping things going on Tumblr. As for this picture, who says America is polarized? C’mon.

gawkercom:

Well, at least it’ll be a very short custody battle.

[photo via Reddit]

So, it’s kind of nice to see the news orgs affected by the New York City power outage keeping things going on Tumblr. As for this picture, who says America is polarized? C’mon.

Don’t Steal Gawker’s Newspapers!
Check out this sign on the front door of Gawker HQ. Yes, the digital news company does get the newspaper in print form. And yes, it does get stolen time to time. And Gawker is pissed. So to you petty newspaper thieves out there, please lay off of Gawker’s subscription. You can probably get the same news for free, on the web. 
Update: Jim Romenesko posted this photo to his blog. #Cool

Don’t Steal Gawker’s Newspapers!

Check out this sign on the front door of Gawker HQ. Yes, the digital news company does get the newspaper in print form. And yes, it does get stolen time to time. And Gawker is pissed. So to you petty newspaper thieves out there, please lay off of Gawker’s subscription. You can probably get the same news for free, on the web. 

Update: Jim Romenesko posted this photo to his blog. #Cool

A historical tidbit: the original business model for Gizmodo was affiliate fees from purchases of gadgets through Amazon. We didn’t have the scale then to make that work. We do now. In December we made $70,000 from Amazon. Without really trying. No seriously, it was an accident.

Gawker Moves Towards a New Business Model, Makes $70,000 Dollars In One Month Without Even Trying

In a memo to ‘All Staff’ yesterday afternoon, Gawker founder Nick Denton advised the company of a number of changes. The meat of the message is that Gawker is determined to seek revenue outside of the traditional banner ad model. Said Denton:

We expect that the banner ad business will be supplanted by our content services and content-driven commerce

One example given by Denton, which is quoted above, is that Gizmodo was able to make $70,000 dollars in December from Amazon affiliate fees. 

Editorial concerns aside, if Gawker can change its business to be primarily reliant on affiliate fees and content services, it’s a big deal.

Someone is going to have to find a better business model what’s in place now. And Gawker, ever pushing the envelope, has as good a chance as anyone out there.

h/t JimRomenesko.com