The Next Web or TNW as it is often referred to was founded in 2008 and manages several initiatives focused on international technology news, business and culture. The Next Web Events division organizes the TNW Conference, TNW Mobile Conference, TNW Bowlr and Kings of Code. In 2008, The Next Web established the TNW Blog for which the organization is now best known. The blog was originally launched as a spin-off to the events division and has grown into one of the world’s leading technology blogs. The third segment of the Next Web is TNW Labs. TNW Labs has produced several web based businesses including Twitter Counter, Paydro.com, PressDoc.com and Wakoopa.com. The fourth piece of The Next web is TNW Games which operates SquadCoach.com.
The Next Web has been consistently ranked among the top 15 most influential blogs on the internet and receives over 6 million pageviews monthly. It is ranked 2nd in Techmeme's list of most authoritative technology media. TNW's CEO is Zee M Kane. As of July 2012, The Next Web was added to the personalized reading app, Zite.com, alongside other publishers such as The Chicago Tribune,The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, CNN (which acquired Zite), among other notable publishers of online and print material.
TNW has a worldwide audience of 1.3 million unique users. More than 82% of its visitors are male, and 39% are between 25–34 years old. Around a third of TNW's users have a Bachelor's degree. Some 23% of its visitors come from households that earn between $75,000–$99,999 per year. Audience interests are venture capital, distributed and parallel computing, development tools and project management software.