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May 10, 2012, 5:44 p.m.
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LINK: www.businessinsider.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   May 10, 2012

Most interesting in this latest Nick Denton memo to the Gawker Media troops is that astonishing figure — although I’d love to know the figure in a non-holiday month. Check the whole memo for info on “a new generation of management at Gawker Media” and a push into branded content and events.

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