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 Media founder Nick Denton • In a memo regarding his company’s business. Let that sink in a little bit. His company is so big that they can make $70,000 in affiliate fees from Amazon in a single month — something which is hard for many sites to pull off.
“According to the warrant, Fox News is apparently accusing me of grand larceny, amongst other things.” Muto confirmed the warrant and seizure of several personal items in a series of posts on Twitter. He remains an employee of Gawker Media, who plan to provide him with legal support, and seems to be taking the news in stride. Muto did not, however, specify what other charges he faces. COO Gaby Darbyshire confirmed that Gawker Media had not been served as of this posting. Coincidentally, while the DA’s office was serving the warrant against Joe Muto, Rupert Murdoch faced a fresh round of ethics questions in the UK. source
I met Steve Jobs while I worked at Gizmodo. He was always a gentleman. Steve liked me and he liked Gizmodo. And I liked them back. Some of my friends who I used to work with at Gizmodo refer to those days as the Good Old Days. That is because those were the days before it all went to shit. That was before we got the iPhone 4 prototype.Ex-Gizmodo editorial director Brian Lam (now on just-launched site, The Wirecutter), discussing the decline of his relationship with Steve Jobs after the iPhone incident. You know the one. It’s why Gizmodo had to stay home Tuesday when the iPhone 4S was launched. Lam seems regretful of the decline of Gizmodo’s relationship — and his own relationship — with Apple. “Sometimes, I wish we never found that phone at all. That is basically the only way this could have been painless,” he said. “But that’s life. Sometimes there’s no easy way out.” A few weeks before Jobs’ death, Lam sent him an apology. Just in time, it seems.