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No, Nick Denton is not buying Business Insider — but he admits that he has thought about it

on November 14, 2013

Gigaom

The idea of of Nick Denton’s Gawker network merging or acquiring Henry Blodget’s Business Insider site came up recently after the two were seen having breakfast at Balthazar’s restaurant in New York, where both are based, and a source told Capital New York that the topic of discussion was a potential merger or collaboration. Those rumors got re-inflated on Wednesday when a BI writer said that the two would be announcing a merger on stage at the company’s Ignition conference.

When reached for comment via Gchat, however, Denton — who is always game for an IM conversation, which he says he prefers to traditional interviews — said that there was no truth to the rumors, and that he and Blodget had simply met for breakfast at Balthazar’s to have a chat.

The Gawker founder also hinted that Blodget might have his own reasons for encouraging the acquisition rumors, although he…

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