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Gawker is relaunching in early 2019

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After a two-year hiatus, Gawker is coming back. Peter Thiel, be damned.

Bustle-owner Bryan Goldberg, who paid $1.35 million for rights to the defunct gab site in a bankruptcy auction in July, wrote in a memoranda to Bustle staff Tuesday that Gawker would relaunch next year with Amanda Hale, the former chief revenue officer of The Outline, as its publisher.

A spokesperson for Bustle established the the recruitment and upcoming launch to TechCrunch, adding that Hale” will be responsible for constructing out the sales and commerce squads, and developing the overall strategy for the firebrand. Her first campaign will be to solidify a plan to ensure the Gawker archives have a safe and permanent dwelling. We will be investing significant resources in this relaunch, and we are still realize farther proclamations as programs develop .”

According to the memo, the brand-new Gawker will take advantage of Bustle’s riches, technology and business platform.

“We won’t recreate Gawker exactly as it was, but we will build upon Gawker’s legacy and succes — and learn from its missteps, ” Goldberg wrote. “In so doing, we aim to create something better, vibrant, highly relevant, and worth inspecting daily … completely distinct from our other properties and sit within a separate corporate affiliate, ”

Here’s the full memo, obtained by The Wall street Journal’s Ben Mullin 😛 TAGEND

Goldberg, a being, is the founder of Bustle, a website that creates content for millennial women. He’s grew some $80 million in risk capital for the site, which appears to have found its footing after a bumpy start. In 2014, one year after Bustle’s launch, Goldberg pencilled a painfully tone-deaf blog upright announcing a $6.5 million round 😛 TAGEND

“Isn’t it meter for a women’s publication that makes nature word and politics alongside glamour tips ?” he wrote.” What about a website that takes an introspective look at the personality world, while also having a lot of merriment reporting it? How about a site that offers career advisory opinions and book reviews, while also provides information on fad the progress and favourite memes? ”

Google Ventures gathered out of that round for ethical grounds following the blog post. Goldberg went on to ink deals with various VCs, including GGV, General Catalyst, Saban Capital Group and Social Capital.

As for Hale, she left The Outline in May amid skirmishes at the digital media startup. Just last week, The Outline announced it was laying off its remaining staff the authors and would rely only on freelances. It’s likely nearing a shutdown, despite having grown$ 5 million in venture capital fund earlier this year.

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

The Outline’s reported battles don’t hold a candle to Gawker’s stormy past.

Gawker parent company Gawker Media was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy shield when a Florida court ordered it to compensates $140 million in shatters to Hulk Hogan, who had sued Gawker for publishing his fornication videotape. The litigation, and two others against Gawker, was bankrolled by Peter Thiel. The PayPal co-founder and Silicon Valley billionaire had a long-standing vendetta against the area since it reported that he was gay before he had come out publicly.

In its heyday, Gawker allured 23 million calls in a few months, according to Wikipedia. Based in New York and founded in 2003, Gawker Media likewise ranged Jezebel, io9, Deadspin and Kotaku — all of which were acquired by Univision for $135 million next following the infamous lawsuit.

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