OK, its an unsubstantiated rumor and comes hot off the press following following the news that AOL has bought Weblogs Inc., but I have it on good authority from someone who should know that Nick Denton’s Gawker Media has been approached by News Corp who are interested in buying Nick’s stable of gossip blogs (although the source believes they were interested only in the gossip blogs, not the porn and gambling ones).
Ive got no word as to whether this was anything more than an approach at this stage, but it certainly makes a lot of sense in that it would be true in the current market, particularly with Rupert Murdoch’s recent buy up of a number of leading properties. More as soon as I can (possibly) get more info.
Update: Scoble refers to another acquisition in this post. Not sure if its the same thing or not, could even be SixApart?