OLD Media Moves

Business Insider’s Blodget holds merger talks

November 5, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Joe Pompeo of Capital New York reports that Business Insider’s Henry Blodget held merger talks with Gawker’s Nick Denton.

Pompeo writes, “It wouldn’t be too far-fetched: Blodget and Denton are mutual admirers who’ve struck up a content-sharing partnership in the past. And there’s long been speculation about the end-games for their respective blog empires.

‘It would not be false to say we discussed some sort of potential Gawker Media/Business Insider merger/partnership/collaboration,’ Blodget told Capital when reached for comment via email. ‘We did!’

“But he added: ‘I would just caution folks not to start hyperventilating about it. Nick and I discuss lots of things. We also discussed his wedding, for  example. And Gawker’s awesome new commenting system. And our collective  disbelief that some journalists don’t appreciate how much readers love  stories about everyday things like plane rides.'”

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