Gizmodo

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Gizmodo
File:Gizmodoscreenshot.png
URL http://gizmodo.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Blog
Registration Optional
Available language(s) English, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese
Owner Gawker Media
Created by Peter Rojas

Gizmodo is a technology weblog about consumer electronics. It is part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton. It's known for up-to-date coverage of the technology industry and the personal, humorous, sometimes very inappropriate writing style of the contributors.

The blog, launched in 2002, was originally edited by Peter Rojas, but he was recruited by Weblogs, Inc. to launch their similar technology blog Engadget. By mid-2004, Gizmodo and Gawker together were bringing in revenue of $6,000 per month.[1]

In 2005, VNU and Gawker Media formed an alliance to republish Gizmodo across Europe, with VNU translating the content into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and adding local European-interest material.[2]

In April 2007, Allure Media launched Gizmodo Australia, under license from Gawker Media and incorporating additional Australian content.

In November 2007, the Dutch magazine license was taken over by HUB Uitgevers.

A Gizmodo blogger captured the first photos from the floor of CES 2007[3], and according to Reuters, journalists at the (simultaneous) Macworld debated whether Gizmodo or Engadget had the better live coverage of Steve Jobs's 2007 keynote.[4]

Apple, Inc.'s Steve Jobs noted that Gizmodo was his favorite gadget blog, further fueling a long-standing feud between Gizmodo and Engadget. [5]

A videographer for Gawker Media, Gizmodo's publisher, disrupted several presentations held at CES 2008[6][7] by secretly turning off flatscreen TVs using TV-B-Gone remotes. This resulted in the videographer, Richard Blakeley, being barred from CES 2008, and any future CES events.

In September 2008, Gizmodo Brazil was launched with Portuguese content.

The current main editor of Gizmodo is Jason Chen. [8]

In October 2009, security software developer Sophos detected embedded scareware in fake Suzuki ads hosted on the site. Gizmodo had been tricked into hosting the ads by hackers posing as Suzuki employees.[9]

References

  1. Greg Lindsay (June 1, 2004). "What Makes Nick Tick? The smartest publisher in the blogosphere says there's no money online. So why doesn't anyone believe him?". Business 2.0. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2004/06/01/370437/index.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-27. 
  2. "VNU to Publish Gawker's Gizmodo Blog in Europe". MarketingVOX. October 7, 2005. http://www.marketingvox.com/archives/2005/10/07/vnu_to_publish_gawkers_gizmodo_blog_in_europe/. Retrieved 2007-01-27. 
  3. "http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/archives/2007/01/07/gizmodo_claims_first_blood_at_ces_2007.html". 2007-01-07. http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/archives/2007/01/07/gizmodo_claims_first_blood_at_ces_2007.html. Retrieved 2007-01-27. 
  4. "Apple's iPhone steals spotlight from rival tech show". Reuters. January 10, 2007. http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN1023933820070110. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  5. "Valleywag: Steve Job's favorite gadget blog". 2007-05-30. http://valleywag.com/tech/cross_promotion/steve-jobs-favorite-gadget-blog-264860.php. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  6. "http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9848317-1.html". 2008-01-10. http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9848317-1.html. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  7. "http://gizmodo.com/343348/confessions-the-meanest-thing-gizmodo-did-at-ces". 2008-01-10. http://gizmodo.com/343348/confessions-the-meanest-thing-gizmodo-did-at-ces. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  8. "Gizmodo Masthead". 2009-06-04. http://gizmodo.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  9. Scareware launched from tech blog BBC News

See Also

External links

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ja:ギズモード pt:Gizmodo ro:Gizmodo zh:Gizmodo

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