News Corp. (NWS, NWSA) is reportedly close to selling its IGN online media unit to J2 Global's...


News Corp. (NWS, NWSA) is reportedly close to selling its IGN online media unit to J2 Global's (JCOM) Ziff-Davis publishing arm. In addition to popular gaming site IGN.com, the unit owns AskMen.com and GameSpy.com. The sale price is said to be "considerably lower" than the $650M News Corp. paid for IGN in '05. IGN's gaming sites complement Ziff-Davis' arsenal of tech news sites. J2 bought Ziff-Davis for $167M in November.

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