Softpedia

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Softpedia
Softpedia logo.png
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Softpedia homepage
Web address www.softpedia.com
Slogan Updated one minute ago
Commercial? No
Type of site Download website
Registration Optional (not compulsory to download software)
Available language(s) English and Spanish
Owner SoftNews NET SRL. (Cătălin Gârmacea & Bogdan Gheorghe)[1]
Launched 2001
Alexa rank negative increase 661 (April 2014)[2]
Current status Active

Softpedia is an Internet site that indexes information and provides software. The site also covers technology, science, health, and entertainment topics from external and in-house sources and provides software and game reviews. Like Download.com, it is a "popular destination for software downloads".[3]

It is owned by SoftNews NET SRL., a Romanian company.[4] As of 2012, it was the 25th most-visited site by Romanians,[5][4] although the website caters primarily to English speakers.[1] In 2006, 95% of revenue came from outside Romania. By 2007, it had 3.5 million visitors per week and most were from abroad.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ce afaceri au rulat greii din online-ul romanesc in 2009 (What business heavyweights have run the online site in 2009 Romanian)", wall-street.ro (in Romanian), 22 July 2010, "Softnews Net, which launched in 2001 the site softpedia.com (...) Most of the company's revenues come from online advertising, but on the www.softpedia.com, addressed to English speakers. Net Softnews Garmacea and is controlled by Catalin Gheorghe Bogdan." 
  2. ^ "Softpedia.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Jameel, M.S.; Akshat, A.; Singh, C.T. (2008), "Enhancements in query evaluation and page summarization of The Thinking Algorithm", International Symposium on Information Technology, 2008.: 1–8, doi:10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4632050, ISBN 978-1-4244-2327-9 
  4. ^ a b "Many website owners see major revenue and profit declines", Ziarul Financiar, 20 Jul 2010, "Softnews Net, the company behind softpedia.com website - one of the most visited Web sites in Romania, is one of the few players on the Romanian online market to have recorded a rise in revenues and profit last year, according to Trade Registry data." 
  5. ^ "Top Sites in Romania". Alexa. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ Bobi Neacsu (11 Jun 2007), "Trafic.ro merge mai departe fara Softpedia.com (Trafic.ro goes without Softpedia.com)", Standard.ro (in Romanian) 

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