TwitterNick Denton tweets that he has six months to rebound before he loses the bet.Nick Denton may have just issued a long mea culpa to readers apologizing for problems with Gawker's much-maligned redesign, but that doesn't mean he's ready to give up on it.I asked rhetorically on Twitter if it w ... More >>
Nick Denton wants Rex Sorgatz's money.Nick Denton has made a high stakes wager with Rex Sorgatz over the future success of Gawker Media sites in the wake of a redesign launched today.For every 1 million pageviews that the sites go over 510 million, Sorgatz owes Denton $10. For every 1 million pag ... More >>
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MNSpeak and Fimoculous founder Rex Sorgatz speaks tech trends
Rumor has it that the Rake is negotiating to buy MNSpeak.com, one of the best local web discussion boards. MNSpeak proprietor Rex Sorgatz said today he wouldn't comment on the gossip, but says that he'll make an announcement in ten days. He does confirm that he'll be licensing the idea, and serving ... More >>
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Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Shortly after news came that A Prairie Home Companion would leave St. Paul (more links here), the following arrived in our email from "Prairie Ho" blogger Rex Sorgatz, who runs the essential MNSpeak: "Hello friends, ...this is a pre-emptive note to hopefully tell you before you hear it elsewhere: Ye ... More >>
Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>
Attorneys for Garrison Keillor have sent a cease and desist letter to the local blog MNSpeak.com: "It has come to our attention that you are marketing T-shirts bearing the words, 'A Prairie Ho Companion,'" the letter says. "We believe that your use of these words creates a likelihood that the public ... More >>
Pick your way through the snarky remarks about messenger bags, geek love, and pop culture debates, and you'll find pictures of our very own Rex Sorgatz, as well as former TCers Jon Dolan and Melissa Maerz. Yeah, Gawker, we get it. Chuck (like 98.7% of his music critic brethren) is a self-indulgent d ... More >>
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