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Gawker sells Wonkette, and other stories

CNN reports that the U.S. blog empire Gawker Media is about to sell three of its sites: music site Idolator, the “urban travel guide” Gridskipper, and the gossip site Wonkette.

“In an internal e-mail obtained by CNET News.com, [Nick] Denton explained the sale: “To be blunt: they each had their editorial successes; but someone else will have better luck selling the advertising than we did.” The e-mail, and more, can be read here.

Tom Foremski writes that the European software company Autonomy launches a new software “that can identify illegal content in corporate communications such as blogs, emails, any document, and phone recording, and even in video files.” Foremski calls it “A Policeman Inside Your Computer And Inside Your Corporate Blog”. [Via BMdigital on Twitter]

• According to a press release from SocialMedia Networks, the company today launched “the first social-enabled advertising network. The SocialMedia Advertising Network gives advertisers the ability to target users based upon their social network profile and behavior using applications as an advertising channel.”

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