Nick Denton on AOL: "Fearsome internet conglomerate or roach motel?"

The Daily Beast story on why the Huffington Post-AOL deal is a mess is a somewhat entertaining read. As always, Gawker Media’s Nick Denton delivers some insightful thoughts, like this one:

AOL has gathered so many of our rivals— Huffington Post, Engadget, Techcrunch—in one place. The question: Is this a fearsome Internet conglomerate or simply a roach motel for once lively websites?

Time will certainly tell. As it will regarding the Gawker Media network’s redesign. I’m having a hard time tackling that beast myself, but there’ll be a post for sure.

Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!