VICE Media wants to be bought, Gawker doesn’t

ViceVICE Media is talking with potential buyers: VICE, the global media entity for millennials that started as a pop-culture magazine in Montreal, is said to have been discussing a potential investment and/or acquisition with a number of large media companies, including News Corp., Time Warner and Disney. The price for a seat at this Shane Smith auction? Over $2.5 billion, according to numerous reports.

GawkerAt the same time News Corp may or may not be looking at Gawker: Now and then a rumor comes along that some large media entity is looking to acquire Gawker, and this time it’s News Corp — according to a rumor that was posted first to Secret, the anonymous-sharing app, and spread quickly through the media community until it appeared on Gawker itself.

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