IGN Acquired By Ziff Davis

IGN Entertainment, the San Francisco-based online publisher of video game, entertainment, and men's lifestyle websites, has been acquired by Ziff Davis, itself owned by J2 Global. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. J2 Global is the owner of a wide range of cloud-based software, communications, and services companies, including electronic FAX, email marketing, backup, and other services. IGN had been owned by News Corp., which acquired IGN in 2005 for $650M.