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 2002 by former journalist Rafat Ali. The company operates a number of blogs and holds regular events.