International Business Times
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The September 9, 2010 front page of
The IBTimes home page
|Language||English, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean|
|Headquarters||7 Hanover Square, Fl 5
Manhattan, New York City, USA
The International Business Times is an online publication based in New York City, comprising 10 national editions and seven languages. The publication, sometimes called IBTimes or IBT, offers news, opinion, and editorial commentary on business and business-related stories. It is ranked by Alexa as the fourth-most visited site among business newspapers.
IBTimes was launched in 2005; it is owned by IBT Media, and was founded by Etienne Uzac and Johnathan Davis. Its headquarters are in a former Newsweek office in the Financial District of New York.
Founder Etienne Uzac, a native of France, came up with the idea for the global business news site while a student at the London School of Economics. He found that the strongest business newspapers had a focus on the U.S and Europe and planned to provide broader geographic coverage. Uzac recruited Johnathan Davis to join him in the enterprise. In late 2005 Uzac and Davis moved to New York to launch the site, with Uzac primarily focused on business strategy while Davis coded the site and wrote the first articles. The site went live in December 2005, and the company was incorporated in April 2006 as the The International Business Times Inc.[original research?]
Dev Pragad joined the company after finishing his doctorate in Electrical Engineering at King's College London in 2009 to help set up the global network. Pragad had previously worked with Uzac and Davis on technology and operations matters on a part-time basis. In 2007, the company launched the IBT Forex Center (Forex: foreign exchange).
In May 2012, the company announced that Jeffery Rothfeder had been appointed as the publication's new Editor-in-Chief, while Davis, who previously served as Executive Editor, will manage the company's content strategy across all platforms as the Chief Content Officer.
Of the other 9 editions, the International Business Times UK (or IBTimes UK) is the largest and most established, with a newsroom located at One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London.
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