Arstechnica sold to Wired

by ian on May 19, 2008

According to this report at techcrunch Arstechnica.com was sold to Conde Nast’s Wired.com The price does not appear to be disclosed, but techcrunch quotes the sale price at a reported US$25 million in cash.
If this indeed were the case, it does make the sale of the weblogsinc.com network of blogs to Aol for a reported US$25 million look like a bargain. Amongst other popular blogs, weblogsinc included engadget.com, and others like joystiq.com and autoblog.com
engadget.com is clearly the leading blog in the technology field
engadget is the no 1 blog according to technorati, arstechnica is ranked number 7 on technorati.
the alexa rating for engadget is 382 considerably higher than arstechnica’s 2,382
Arstechnica.com does the advantage of having a forum with over 9 million posts, which makes it the 13th largest computer hardware forum in the world according to big-boards.com

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