Computec

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Computec Media GmbH
Subsidiary
IndustryComputer related media
Founded1989
FounderChristian Geltenpoth
HeadquartersFürth, Deutschland
Key people
Rainer Rosenbusch
Hans Ippisch
Revenue€ 24.6 million (2012)
Number of employees
185 (31 December. 2012)
ParentMarquard Media Group
Websitewww.computec.de

Computec Media GmbH is a German computer media company headquartered in Fürth. It is a subsidiary of the Swiss Marquard Media Group. The company publishes multiple magazines and websites related to computers, video gaming and media.

History[edit]

Logo until 2011

Computec Media was founded in 1989 by Christian Geltenpoth who led the company until 2005.[1][2] In 1999, the company tried to establish itself in the United States but had to cancel its operations after only ten months.[3]

From 1998 to 2013, it was traded in the General Standard of the Frankfurt stock exchange.In 2005, the Swiss Marquard Media AG became the company's major stock holder and on 1 October 2013 it bought the remaining stocks via a squeeze-out. Computec Media was delisted and transformed into a GmbH. In 2014 the company bought the Linux- and Raspberry-Pi-related magazines of Medialinx and in 2016 the mobile phone news website Areamobile.de.

Computec Media was the publisher of a number of now-defunct magazines, such as SEGA Magazin, PC Action, Play Time, Amiga Games, Mega Fun[1] and XBG Games.

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • CMS MEDIA SERVICES GmbH Fürth, Germany[4]
  • Golem Media GmbH Berlin, Germany[4]
  • 4players GmbH Hamburg, Germany,[4] bought in 2012[5]
  • Aruba Events GmbH Köln, Germany[4]

Publications[edit]

  • 4Players
  • areamobile.de
  • Buffed
  • Computec IT-Academy
  • EasyLinux
  • Games Aktuell
  • Games TV 24
  • gamescom aktuell
  • gamesbusiness.de
  • gamesworld.de
  • gamezone.de
  • Golem.de
  • Linux-Magazin
  • LinuxUser
  • Making Games
  • N-Zone[1]
  • PC Games[1]
  • PC Games MMORE
  • PC Games Hardware
  • Play⁴
  • Raspberry Pi Geek
  • readmore.de
  • SFT
  • videogameszone.de
  • Widescreen

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hammerstein, Konstantin von (1999-11-01). "ZEITSCHRIFTEN: Barbusige Grazien". Der Spiegel. 44. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  2. ^ "Gözalan ersetzt Geltenpoth bei Computec". Horizont (in German). 2005-09-15. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  3. ^ Trimborn, Marion (2000-09-26). "Computec Media: Bauchlandung in den USA". Spiegel Online (in German). Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  4. ^ a b c d "Konzernstruktur - Computec Media GmbH". Computec Media GmbH (in German). Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  5. ^ "Freenet verkauft 4Players und FreeXmedia". Gründerszene Magazin (in German). 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2018-07-05.