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Type of site
Technology daily publication
Owner DailyTech, LLC
Created by Kristopher Kubicki
Editor Jason Mick[1]
Website http://www.dailytech.com
Commercial Yes
Launched 2005
Current status Active

DailyTech is an online daily publication of technology news, founded by ex-AnandTech editor Kristopher Kubicki on January 1, 2006. The site features a prominent "comments" section that acts as the forums for the publication. Users are able to moderate or respond to each post, a template the editor admits borrowing from Slashdot. The operating revenue for DailyTech is primarily dependent on advertising, with syndication of their news feed also providing some revenue. As of early December 2015 the website seems inactive without any notice. In mid July 2016, the web address quit functioning but has since resumed and new articles are being published regularly again.

The website is split up into two sections: "news" and "blogs." Both appear on the front page, though blogs are sectioned off and declared differently in the title. News content on the site primarily consists of computer-related hardware news, but also includes a variety of science, defense and consumer-tech information.

The schism between DailyTech and AnandTech occurred in goodwill, with the goal of establishing DailyTech as a news site that would not be bound by the NDAs that AnandTech has signed. Anand Lal Shimpi is frequently quoted and featured on DailyTech; however, the two publications compete against each other for readership.[2] The DailyTech news feed is also used by other technology and science websites.

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DailyTech combines blog-style news with industry interviews and frequent roadmap leaks. The DailyTech editor has a frequent history of run-ins with writers from other publications. He has publicly denounced the writings from competitor Tom's Hardware,[3] Gizmodo,[4] HardOCP,[5] The Inquirer [6] and DigiTimes.[7] However, the site owners do not censor comments.

DailyTech has consistently leaked several generations of GPUs and CPUs. The company attributes this to the standing instruction that DailyTech writers are not allowed to sign disclosure agreements or embargoes.[8]

On June 5, 2007, the site published a report on the levels of corruption present at other technology news and review websites. 7 out of 35 site polled accepted some kind of advertising-for-content exchange.[9][10][11]


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