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Brian Lam

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Brian Lam (2014)

Brian Lam (born 1977) is a writer, best known for his work with Gizmodo, a blog focusing on technology; and The Wirecutter, a recommendation website for gadgets.

Before joining Gizmodo, Lam was a contributor and assistant editor for Wired magazine.[1] Lam joined Gizmodo in 2006 as editor,[2] his apartment in San Francisco acting as Gizmodo's headquarters in the city[1] Lam became editorial director in 2008[3] and left Gizmodo in 2011.[4]

Later in 2011, Lam started The Wirecutter, a blog that gave buying recommendations for gadgets.[5] In 2013, he started The Sweethome, a similar recommendation website for household goods. By 2015, The Wirecutter generated US$150 million in revenue.[6] In 2016, The Wirecutter and The Sweethome were acquired by The New York Times Company for more than US$30 million.[7][8][9] At the time of the acquisition, The Wirecutter had a staff of roughly 60 employees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adler, Carlye (March 24, 2008). "Gear Blog Rivals Engadget and Gizmodo Turn the Competition Up to 11". Wired. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Cartwright, Amber (August 15, 2006). "Q&A: The Coolest Bloggers". Time. Archived from the original on August 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Lam, Brian (September 4, 2008). "Notes: Promotions, Evolutions and Unlikely Alliances". Gizmodo. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Lam, Brian (June 22, 2011). "See you later". Gizmodo. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  5. ^ Carr, David (December 16, 2012). "Buffeted by the Web, but Now Riding It". The New York Times. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Kludt, Tom (October 24, 2016). "New York Times buying The Wirecutter, and a new revenue stream". CNN. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  7. ^ Lam, Brian (October 24, 2016). "The New York Times Has Acquired The Wirecutter". Wirecutter. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  8. ^ Kafka, Peter (October 24, 2016). "The New York Times is buying The Wirecutter for more than $30 million". Recode. Vox. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "The New York Times Company Acquires The Wirecutter and The Sweethome" (Press release). New York: The New York Times Company. Business Wire. October 24, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2021.