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"TWiT" redirects here. For the netcast, see This Week in Tech.
TWiT.tv
TWiT.svg
Launched April 2005 (2005-04)
Owned by Leo Laporte
(TWiT LLC)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide, via Internet
Headquarters 140 Keller Street,
Petaluma, California
Website TWiT.tv
Streaming media
Live Webcast TWiT Live, (Free, available in English)

TWiT.tv, which is the operating trade name of TWiT LLC, is a podcast (although TWiT uses the term netcast) network founded by technology broadcaster and author Leo Laporte and run by CEO Lisa Kentzell and News Director Mike Elgan. The network began operation in April 2005 with the launch of This Week in Tech. Security Now was the second podcast on the network, debuting in August of that year. Currently, the network hosts thirty podcasts and live streaming shows, covering various topics including Apple, Microsoft, Google, computer security, social networking, and current technology news.[1]

TWiT founder and owner Laporte, in an October 2009 speech, stated that it grosses revenues of $1.5 million per year, while costs are around $350,000.[2] Later on October 24, 2009, Laporte said during the TWiG (This Week in Google) show that revenues for the year would be closer to $2.5 million.[citation needed]

TWiT gets its name from its first and flagship podcast, This Week in Tech. The logo design originated from a traditional logic gate symbol of an "AND gate" turned on its side.

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This Week in Tech was the recipient of the 2005, 2008, and 2010 People's Choice Podcast Awards Technology category.[citation needed] Tech News Today was the recipient of the 2012 International Academy of Web Television award for Best News Web Series.[3] This Week in Computer Hardware, Home Theater Geeks, NSFW, This Week in Tech, MacBreak Weekly, TWiT Live Specials, iPad Today, Tech News Today, The Tech Guy, This Week in Google, and Windows Weekly were named Best of 2010 in Podcasts by iTunes Rewind.[4] In 2011, This Week in Tech was named to Best Technology Podcast and TWiT Photo was named to Best New Technology Podcast by iTunes Rewind.[5]

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