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2011-07-12 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- My Damn Channel announces the launch of Slacktory (http://slacktory.com), a creative, remix-happy blog about the pop culture of the internet. Slacktory will publish parodies of sites like Reddit and the Cheezburger network, guides for dominating the iTunes App Store by copying everyone else, PSAs for annoying Twitter friends, a plain-English translation of the Facebook terms of service, and online dating horror stories. Slacktory will also create and...

2011-04-19 07:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The gawkerverse announced today the launch of its first iPhone app based on the popular foodgawker.com site. The mobile version of foodgawker allows users to "feed their eyes" on a stunning collection of mouth-watering food photography in the quest for their next edible adventure. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85488 ) In relying on visual browsing, the new foodgawker app transforms the way food enthusiasts seek...

2010-12-15 05:45:00

Passwords stolen from gossip website Gawker were apparently used by hackers on Tuesday to flood Twitter with malicious spam about Acai berries. Users of the micro-blogging site were being warned not to click on any of numerous "tweeted" links to websites supposedly offering information about health benefits of Acai. The links are likely infected with malicious software that could harm personal computers, possibly giving hackers control of the machines. "Got a Gawker account that shares a...

2010-12-13 10:02:22

Gawker Media is advising subscribers to change their passwords after the website's user database was hacked over the weekend. "Our user databases appear to have been compromised," officials from the media conglomerate said in a statement posted online. "The passwords were encrypted. But simple ones may be vulnerable to a brute-force attack. You should change your Gawker password and on any other sites on which you've used the same passwords." "We're deeply embarrassed by this breach," they...

2010-10-26 14:30:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that a growing number of media publishing companies have successfully transformed their business models and streamlined key business processes with NetSuite, the world's leading cloud-based ERP solution. NetSuite has established itself as the clear thought leader in helping new media and traditional media publishers optimize...

2010-10-26 08:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that Gawker Media (www.gawker.com) has consolidated its sales, marketing, and financial operations on NetSuite OneWorld, the world's first and only cloud computing platform specifically designed to run a multi-subsidiary, international business. By eliminating inefficient point solutions, Gawker Media has refined its processes...

2010-06-10 12:05:00

A Silicon Valley website reported on Wednesday that a hacking group obtained the email addresses of over 114,000 owners of Apple iPads by exploiting a vulnerability through AT&T's 3G plan. Valleywag, a property of Gawker Media, reported that the hackers turned over the email list and it contained the email addresses of a number of high-profile iPad uses in the U.S., including business leaders, politicians and military officials. Valleywag published the names of some on the list,...

2009-05-29 11:01:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Gawker Media, which operates some of the web's most popular blogs, is well known for innovative advertising that breaks the mold of typical display ads. But has it gone too far this time? On Wednesday, the company rolled out a new site that's written and paid for by HBO to promote the network's noir vampire drama, True Blood. Entries from the fictional blog, which is written by a vampire, appear as cross-posts in the mix of Gawker Media's other sites,...

2005-10-06 12:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- America Online Inc. has agreed to buy Weblogs Inc., a network of Internet sites focused on niche topics ranging from food to gadgets, for around $25 million, a source familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. AOL, a unit of Time Warner Inc., could announce the acquisition of New York-based Weblogs Inc. (http://www.weblogsinc.com ) as early as Thursday, the source said. A spokesman for America Online declined to comment. Executives for Weblogs were unavailable to comment. The...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.