Ziff Davis

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Ziff Davis headlines

  • IGN to be sold to Ziff Davis' parent company - report

    News Corp. is in the process of closing a deal with Ziff Davis over the sale of IGN, according to All Things Digital.

  • Tech publisher Ziff Davis snapped up by cloud services provider j2 Global

    Business cloud services provider j2 Global has completed a deal to purchase long-running tech publisher Ziff Davis. j2 paid $167 million for the company and expects the investment to have an instant impact on its financial report, contributing $60 million to its revenue in 2013.

  • US mag EGM rises from the dead

    Looks like former Ziff Davis mag EGM — allegedly killed in the recent 1UPocalypse — was only mostly dead, because its original founder, Steve Harris, was able to collect enough scraps to glue EGM back together again. Harris has entered into an agreement with former publisher Ziff Davis to purchase a plethora of EGM assets, […]

  • Ziff Davis shutting down FileFront on March 30

    Ziff Davis’ FileFront download service has been handed its walking papers. According to a farewell post on the site, users have until March 30 to snap up their favorite demos, movies, and patches before the site becomes home to a roving herd of domain squatters. “We regret to inform you that due to the current […]

  • Spanish EGM edition is no more

    According this post from Spanish language EGM editorial director Adrián Carbajal has confirmed the magazine is to close. Uncertainty over the fate of the English language issue has been cited as the reason for the move. It was rumoured yesterday that UGO is about to buy Ziff Davis’s games properties, and that FileFront and EGM […]

  • Ziff may ditch EGM's print version

    Ziff Davis has admitted it’s “considering” canning the print version of EGM. Chief executive James Young, has told the New York Times that an online-only future for the mag is a possibility, but that the publisher “would not make a decision before the end of the year.” Just do it. Print’s rubbish. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • Court greenlights Ziff bankruptcy plan

    A US court has given to go ahead for Ziff Davis, owner of 1UP and EGM, to commence with a bankruptcy restructuring plan designed to clear nearly $500 million in debt. “The Court’s confirmation of our Plan is a major milestone for Ziff Davis as we look to emerge from Chapter 11 restructuring,” said Jason […]

  • Ziff closes US Games for Windows mag, says EGM may be next

    Ziff Davis has closed the official Games for Windows magazine in the US. Most of the publication’s staff will be moved onto 1UP. The magazine has been running for the past 27 years, apparently, so if this isn’t a sign of the times we don’t know what is. Games for Windows recently got the print […]

  • Cox explains Ziff Davis Chapter 11 move

    Here. 1UP editor Simon Cox explains why the company filed for branruptcy earlier this week, and it basically all boils down to shifting off crippling debt. Ziff has been saddled with an enormous amount of debt for many years. An amount so large that even though we’re a profitable company (and growing all the time), […]

  • Ziff Davis files for bancruptcy

    According to this, 1UP publisher Ziff Davis has filed for Chapter 11. In other words, it’s gone bancrupt. “Ziff Davis filed for bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York court today as part of a debt restructuring plan,” said that report.” “This agreement underscores our Senior Secured Noteholders’ confidence in our ability to position […]