Digital Trends

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Digital Trends
New logo of Digital Trends.jpg
Logo of Digital Trends
Web address www.digitaltrends.com
Slogan upgrade your lifestyle
Commercial? yes
Type of site Technology news and information
Registration optional
Available in English
Owner Ian Bell, Digital Trends
Created by Ian Bell, Dan Gaul
Launched June 2001
Alexa rank negative increase 1,713 (April 2014)[1]
Current status online

Digital Trends is a high-tech lifestyle, technology news and information website that publishes news, reviews, guides, how-to articles, descriptive videos and podcasts about technology and consumer electronics products. The spectrum of categories for which the site offers information includes a wide array of consumer electronics products such as smartphones, video games and systems, laptops, PCs and peripherals, televisions, home theater systems, digital cameras, video cameras, tablets, and more.

History[edit]

Ian Bell and Dan Gaul founded Digital Trends in June 2006 in Lake Oswego, Oregon.[2]

In May 2009, Digital Trends moved its headquarters from Lake Oswego into the US Bancorp Tower in Downtown Portland, Oregon.[3] The company opened a second office in New York City in 2012. Digital Trends is a privately funded and owned corporation.

Content[edit]

Editorial sections[edit]

The editorial layout of the website is divided into three primary sections: product reviews, news, and videos.

Reviews[edit]

Digital Trends reviews a vast number of products that fall within categories such as cell phones, digital cameras, headphones, home theater systems, laptops, tablets, TVs and more. Navigation through these product reviews is performed via Digital Trends’ product filtering engine, which allows users to narrow down the products shown by a given set of specifications such as manufacturer, operating system, and product size.[4]

News[edit]

Notable breaking news and features are featured on the home page with highlighted stories in a feature block. Other notable stories are continually added to a scrolling river.

News that’s considered more specific to particular subjects is featured in several primary news categories: cars, computing, cool tech, gaming, home theater, lifestyle, mobile, photography, and social media.

Videos[edit]

Digital Trends creates a wide variety of original videos, including game trailers, game reviews, product hands-on looks, product reviews, movie trailers, and more.

Digital Trends broadcasts DT Daily, a news-oriented rundown of the previous day’s top tech stories, hosted for a time by Kacey Montoya,[5] now a general assignment reporter at KTLA 5 in Los Angeles.

Core Staff[edit]

  • Ian Bell, the co-founder of Designtechnica Corporation, serves as the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and publisher of Digital Trends.[6]
  • Dan Gaul, the co-founder of Designtechnica Corporation, serves as the CTO (Chief Technical Officer) of Digital Trends.[6]
  • Nathan Bell is the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Digital Trends.[6]
  • Andrew Budkofsky replaced Sean Cullinane as the Vice President of Sales in January of 2014. Budkofsky previously led sales and partnerships at Break Media, and held management positions at PodShow, CourtTV, Microsoft, Comedy Central and USA Network.[6]
  • Glenn Chin is the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of Digital Trends. Chin joined Digital Trends in February 2013. Previously he served in executive positions at Nike and Electronic Arts.[6]
  • Jeremy Kaplan became Editor-in-Chief of Digital Trends in March of 2014, after nearly five years working at FoxNews.com and over a dozen years at Ziff Davis Media and PC Magazine.[7]

Editorial Staff[edit]

Digital Trends editorial team is led by Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Kaplan [8] and managing editor Nick Mokey.[9]

References[edit]

External links[edit]