Tagged: gawker

Following Kickstarter Failure, Gawker Receives Bid From Peter Thiel

Just days after former Gawker employees closed their failed crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the former news website received a bit from billionaire, Peter Thiel, who reportedly caused its demise a couple years ago. As previously reported, Gawker was forced to shut down after Hogan sued… Read More

Former Gawker Employees Launch Kickstarter to Purchase Website

Just a little over a year after Nick Denton’s Gawker ceased all operations, a group of former employees of the popular website has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 in order to purchase Gawker through auction. Gawker shut down after Hulk Hogan sued the website… Read More

Outlandish Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaigns from 2013

The past twelve months were good for global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.  While they do not publicly release site statistics like their friendly competitor Kickstarter, Indiegogo had a pretty good year.  Indiegogo facilitates funding for a lot of very cool projects, businesses and causes.  I continue… Read More

Rob Ford + Crackstarter Crowdfunding Campaign = Beyond Fiction

Tenacious Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Continues with his political responsibilities while staff resigns and no signs of alleged video. In an almost surreal odyssey of political suspense, Rob Ford and the Gawker crowdfunding campaign to “purchase” a video continues into a dark spiral while the… Read More

Crackstarter on Indiegogo Hits Target of $200,000

      Gawker’s “Crackstarter” crowdfunding campaign to purchase a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack has barely surpassed the goal of raising $200,000.  The final tally ended at $201,254.00 just as Gawker was warning potential contributors they may not be able… Read More

Gawker “Crackstarter” Indiegogo Campaign is Uncertain

In a post by Gawker Journo John Cook, Gawker acknowledged some challenges in the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in obtaining the alleged video of the Toronto Mayor smoking crack. Recognizing that working with individuals who deal, sell or smoke crack are not necessarily the most reputable… Read More

Crackstarter Campaign Surpasses $100K

  More than 4000 donors have participated in the Gawker organized crowdfunding campaign which they have affectionally labeled “Crackstarter“.  Over $100,000 had been raised towards their $200,000 to purchase the video which has been said to potray Mr. Ford in an unflattering fashion.  Rob Ford recently… Read More