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  • What the Guardian Media Group really paid for PaidContent: £4 million

    When Guardian News & Media acquired ContentNext Media, owner of tech and media blog PaidContent and other blogs in July 2008, various reports claimed the price as ‘north of $30 million’, including earn-out and dependent on future performance of the young media company started by journalist and Internet entrepreneur Rafat Ali. This morning, industry trade outlet PressGazette… Read More

  • Guardian Media Group Acquired PaidContent Parent For $6.5M, Not $30M

    When Guardian News & Media acquired ContentNext Media, owner of tech and media blog PaidContent and other blogs in July 2008, various reports claimed the price as ‘north of $30 million’, including earn-out and dependent on future performance of the young media company started by journalist and Internet entrepreneur Rafat Ali. This morning, industry trade outlet PressGazette… Read More

  • Guardian Media Group Acquires Paid Content For $30 Million

    It’s getting kind of lonely out here as an independent blogging startup. In May Ars Technica was picked up by Wired. Today Kara Swisher and Marshall Kirkpatrick report that blog network Paid Content’s parent company ContentNext Media is being acquired by The Guardian Group for $30 million or more, including earnout. Paid Content is led by CEO Nathan Richardson, and was founded in… Read More